How do I get rid of very dry scalp when head full of hair?

Shelley - posted on 11/06/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My daughter has a very dry scalp due to her eczema and my doctor said to use baby oil on her head but now when I do that her hair looks dirty with dry scalp flakes in it since she has finally gotten some hair. :( Any suggestions?

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Sometimes the eczema is caused from an allergy to milk, you may try to eliminate certain foods and see if that helps. My son is on a soy based formula and it helped allot with his eczema, I have battled eczema my whole life due to asthma. I have found with my little boy that eczema cream helps... they sell them in the baby isle...with the baby wash. I couldn't use baby oil as he is allergic to it and it made his problem worse. Soaps and baby wash could also be doing more damage than good as well since they tend to dry out the skin as well??? We use a natural shea butter soap with my son, and the dr. told us to use a small amount of dandruff shampoo....just be extremely careful not to get it in the babies eyes........hope this helps a little. For myself I have found that keeping the area moist is helpful...( I have it on my leg) Otherwise it itches to no end.........hope you find a cure for your sweet little person:)

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Amy - posted on 01/18/2010

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Use Bi-carb soda! Sounds crazy but mix a bit with water to form a paste and massage into scalp! It really works and there's no greasy hair after!! :)

Michelle - posted on 01/15/2010

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my son has this too on his head. I pretty much do the same- - rub a little baby oil on the head, comb out the gunk, get in the bath and wash hair normally. I know what your saying about the greasy hair look!

Allison - posted on 01/13/2010

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If the other suggestions don't work, you can try the Aveeno baby shampoo. It's really creamy and does not take much to lather. Plus it rinses clean. The scalp and hair will be moisturized but won't look oily. My daughter had bad cradle cap and it helped a lot.

Clo - posted on 11/09/2009

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i used baby oil and also got a good hog hair bristle brush which took it right off and keeps it off

Melanie - posted on 11/06/2009

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Rub a little olive oil on the scalp and leave over night. then first thing comb through then wash her hair. It's messy but it works. I used it for very bad cradle cap on my son. xx

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