Why does my baby keep scratching his head?

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My boy is 5 months old and from birth till now for no reason he will scratch his head soooo bad its bleeding.

He aint even crying or anything.

Can someone help me? My baby keeps scratching his head!


Cheryl - posted on 05/28/2009




it could be one of his signals to you that he is needing something, tired or hungry? or could be dry from a season change put lotion on it. but if it is bleeding use uncented so it does not sting.

My son scratched behind his ears when he was tired. then it turned into pulling his hair.

Harneet - posted on 05/29/2013




hi my 10 month baby got a deep cut on his head and he bleed very much i take him to the doctor and Dr glued on it.
i am really very upset please help me is that normal in 10 month baby

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I had just fed him and gave him a bottle at the time and he was happly swinging away in his swing and i walked passed him and he had a fun covered in bleed where he was scratching his forehead.

I cut his nails everyday cos he keeps doing it and i try mittens and he gets out of them no problem.

When his tired he normal ly just rubs his eyes and put his blanket over his face

Kelly - posted on 05/28/2009




I agree with Cheryl, also try keeping his nails trimmed short... they have baby nail files if your afraid of knicking his cute little fingers with the clippers. If it's really getting bad ask his doctor for tips on getting your baby to stop scratching his head...

Becky - posted on 05/28/2009




My baby was scratching his head too. I never knew what caused it, but I took him to the doctor and he prescribed hydrocortisone 2.5%. You can only get it by prescription but it really helped. He kept scratching his head and forehead til he bled, but I never seen anything to cause the itching. My doctor said he just had sensitive skin. My son in now turning 3 in July and still has sensitive skin. He actually breaks out now, but we still use the ointment. Good Luck!!


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Africangoddess - posted on 05/31/2015




My 4 month old daughter keeps scratching the back of her head, and she does this every morning and evening, when waking up or trying to fall asleep. I recently noticed some hair is missing, but there is no redness or rash. What can this possibly be? Just want some advice before I go to the pediatrician. Thanks everyone!

Angie - posted on 12/02/2014




Hi my daughter is scratching her neck head alto till bleed and i tryed everything the doc. Told me to use aquaphor but nothing i tryed so many thing even at night she does that its my first baby so I'm desperate idk what else to do please help what can i do to help my daughter

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