My daughter is 10 weeks old & has cradle cap all over the top of her head. How can I get rid of it?
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Patricia - posted on 07/22/2009
My daughter had it and we used witch hazel instead of shampoo for like a week and kept baby oil in her hair and it soon was all cured! Thank you Jesus! I didn't like it. Oh, we used a baby brush with the witch hazel and gently brushed it in circles each time and it will "flake" away more and more each time.
Melissa - posted on 07/22/2009
My daughter had it really bad. I was told by my doctor to put baby oil on her head put hat on and leave it on overnight. In the morning I just used the baby comb it took awhile but It finally all came off and it never came back
Deronza - posted on 07/21/2009
My son had it also. I put some Baby Oil on his scalp and used a children's toothe brush to remove the flakes from the scalp. Wash the hair afterwards. I had to repeat it for a while but it eventually went away.
Carmen - posted on 07/20/2009
15 yo son had it. Sebborhea shampoo found near neutragenas shampoo.smells like tar. use every other day he had to use daily. it was on his face too. but withen days it was gone. Carmen Fortner, good luck!!
Tracy - posted on 07/19/2009
I havent tried it but I was on Utube the other day and watched a video about the benifets of coconut oil and the lady said it is the best thing for dandruff, she said to buy the organic kind from the health food store.
Nichole - posted on 07/19/2009
My Ped. suggested that I put a little Olive oil on it and let it sit for a little while. Then when bathing gently comb that area and it flakes right out then you can shampoo. It worked for both my boys in a matter of days.
Lisa - posted on 07/19/2009
My foster son has had it worse than anyone I've ever seen. We tried all the regular stuff like babyoil vasaline. It did not help. However, when baseball season started and we were out in the sun a lot, I put sunscreen on his head to keep him from burning. I noticed that it did come off real easy after that. Also when it comes off I put on some neosporing to keep it from coming back. So far it has worked. Good luck.
Shiree - posted on 07/19/2009
My son had this. The best solution I found (recommended by my sister who has 8 kids) was to rub a liberal amount of Ungvita ointment (the pink one smells better) into his scalp and leave on overnight and wash out in the morning. It took a couple of washes to get all of the ointment out but it worked a treat - his head was completely clear.
Kelly - posted on 07/18/2009
I worked at a dermatology office, and we "prescribed"baby oil on the scalp at bath time, with a soft brush. Shampoos and soaps just dry the scalp more and make it worse. Oil is the best way, and a brsh not a comb as the comb with irritate the scalp making it worse.
Heather - posted on 07/18/2009
I always soaked their head in baby oil for a few hours before bath time, then after shampooing it used the brush the hospital sent home (might be the same as the other post described as cradle cap brush?) and it came right out.
Teresa - posted on 07/17/2009
The doctor said I could use baby oil if it bothered me, but that it doesn't actually need to be treated. I did try the baby oil once or twice. I hated how greasy my son's head was, so I just left it alone. I don't know if it's still there or not cuz his hair is too thick now. :)
Leylani - posted on 07/17/2009
My son didn't have too much of it, so I just used a little bit of baby oil, and scrubbed gently but vigorously. My niece had it bad, and was recommended selson blue, and my sis-in-law, lathered up, used just the foam, and applied, lathered, and rubbed, and repeated a couple of times a week, and now it's all gone! Hope this helps.
Jessica - posted on 07/16/2009
My daughter had this really bad, I tryed everything and i mean everything from the special shampoo's to olive oil nothing worked. So i talked to the ped about it and he wrote a script for cradle crap medican. Works great you still wash your kids hair everyday just once done you put the medicne in and leave it in. no combing that pulls out the babys hair, and no worries about getting it into there eyes. i would really try that.
Jennifer - posted on 07/16/2009
First cut back on the uses of shampoo. My doctor told me it was because I was washing my daughters hair everyday. Then I used baby oil on her head...let it sit for a bit and would use a fine tooth comb and my fingernails to pull it out. Like another mom said...it is gross but after about 45 minutes I got all of it out and then washed her hair maybe every 3rd bath...never seen it again!
Stephenie - posted on 07/16/2009
My son had it when he was a little older. I used a small amount of borax disolved in water and applied to the spot. I then rubbed area with a soft bristle brush. It went away immediately. I had read it is fungal.
Robin - posted on 07/14/2009
the best thing I used was a small amount of baby oil in the bath and no shampooing the hair for a few days and gentle brushing and it was gone within a couple of weeks. The worst thing to do is to try and pick or scrap it with a comb causes more irritation. Good luck
Tami - posted on 07/14/2009
I have used baby oil instead of the olive oil too. They have a type now that is more a gel consistency and easier to work with. A soft nail brush, like for manicures works really well to work the oil in and it will usually have a handle, again making it easier to work with. Just let it sit for a few minutes, work it in with the brush some more then wash it out. I have been told by nurses and such that cradle cap can come from washing baby's hair too often. It makes the oil glands overproduce and clog up. Good luck!!
Jodie - posted on 07/13/2009
soak the cradle cap with olive oil.... plain ol olive oil and let it soften over a couple of hours, then gently wash it off, with a non soap based baby cleanser... most pharmacies will stock an oatmeal based product that doesnt contain soaps and is suitable for infants. You can rub the cleanser in fairly firmly careful not to press hard on the fontanelles, Then use a baby hair brush or a comb and comb out the residue. repeat this each time you bath your baby over the course of aweek or so and youll find it all settles down.