Baby cradle cap

Priya - posted on 05/18/2015 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 4 month baby has cradle cap for the past month.. It smells now and bunch of hair around the cradle cap falls. He is almost bald now. Pls help me. How do I get rid of this?

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Michelle - posted on 05/18/2015

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Rub some olive oil into it and after a bit it will soften and come away. You may need to use a soft baby brush as well.

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/21/2015

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Another option instead of Olive Oil is Unrefined coconut oil (organic is the best but must be unrefined for all of the benefits even if not organic). use like you would the olive oil. Naturally, coconut oil contains antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties that will help get rid of the smell. It is very moisturizing and gentle. Also, it smells lovely,

Michelle - posted on 05/21/2015

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Just keep an eye on it. It's best not to use shampoo on baby's hair as it dries the scalp out. You can use the olive oil at the first sign and then it doesn't get out of hand.
I found that it didn't really come back though.

Priya - posted on 05/21/2015

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Thank you all.. the olive oil treatment worked great.. I applied and could remove the flakes easily. Washed his head and it's clean now.. my question it's will it come again. What are the preventive measures. Pls let me know so that my baby won't get cradle cap again.

Gena - posted on 05/18/2015

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The olive oil is the best. Rub some on baby's head and use a soft baby brush and brush in circular motion. I would stop using the shampoo. Don't wash the head too much and when you do,use a very mild baby shampoo.

Priya - posted on 05/18/2015

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Thank you Raye!!!
Desowen lotion was prescribed by a pediatrician.. but however after you have stated so many side effects it's alarming!!! Let me check with the doctor again.. Thank you so much for ur information!!!

Raye - posted on 05/18/2015

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Stop using the DesOwen lotion unless it was prescribed by a doctor. It is a corticosteroid medication and is not approved for children under 18. Side effects could be: retarded growth in children under 1 year old, thinning of the skin (atrophy), which sometimes results in permanent stretch marks, fine blood vessels may swell and become permanently more visible under the skin surface, temporary loss of pigment in the areas of skin treated, skin may become allergic to the steroid, the skin may also bruise more easily and become more susceptible to infection.

Priya - posted on 05/18/2015

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Oh fine... I'm going to start trying the olive oil treatment... as of now I'm applying desowen lotion once a day and washing his head with spoo shampoo.

Michelle - posted on 05/18/2015

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Baby's hair will fall out and regrow. Most babies lose the hair they are born with in the first few months.

Priya - posted on 05/18/2015

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Thank u Michelle for ur reply.. I'll try what u said but more than the cradle cap the bunch of hairfall is worrying me..

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