Cradle cap

Rhian - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 74 moms have responded )

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Hi Our 5 week old baby girl has developed cradle cap on her eyebrows, just wondered if anyone has experienced this and if so how did u treat it?

Thanx in advance xx

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Ashley - posted on 02/22/2010

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My 6-week-old had it and olive oil worked great. I massaged it all over and let it set for an hour or so to soften the scales. Then I combed her nearly bald head with a fine tooth comb and it came right off. Finish by washing with shampoo (head) or wipe with a warm wet washcloth (eyebrows). I would advise against using baby oil and vaseline- they clog the pores and interfere with skin's ability to eliminate toxins!

Jenelle - posted on 02/21/2010

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Definitely olive oil and soft bristled brush. We would brush our little guys head AND his eye brows. Wash in bath with soft wash cloth. It won't last long.

Jackie - posted on 02/18/2010

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Hi not sure if you are breastfeeding - my nutritionist told me it was it is a yeast infection caused by too much yeast and sugar in my diet. Am breastfeeding. I have been off yeast and sugar for about 3 months now and the cradle cap has gone. He is now 6 months old. Also olive oil is good to remove it - just put some on the baby's head and then rinse gently scrap off.

Jamie - posted on 02/22/2010

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Hi Rhian, i have a two month old baby boy and when i bath him, first shampoo his head and then I use his baby brush, you know just the regular little soft bristle baby brush and with the shampoo on his hair I softly brush his head in a circular motion, if you continue to do this it will go away. he was starting to get the cradle cap until I started to do this and now he is good. if it is real bad use the baby comb and comb it off with the shampoo during bath time.And dont put lotion or oil on it ,wait until after you get all the scabbing off and then in a week or 2 weeks when the scabby stuff is gone then try a little tiny bit of lotion on the head. i hope it helps you.

Jessica - posted on 02/18/2010

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My daughter did as well. The Dr said to use baby oil and brush it lightly. It was gone for us in a few days ;0) Good luck.

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Christine - posted on 03/11/2010

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Vasoline works great. and i also put it on her bottom after every bath..She has never had diaper rash and shes 18 months!

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I have found using baby oil and rubbing it in on thier skin with your finger really helps remove the excess skin. Let me know if that helps.

Jamie - posted on 02/22/2010

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I would carefully try this on the eye brows two, I would use a little bit of baby lotion on the brows after you wash them.

SAVANNAH - posted on 02/22/2010

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HI--MY SON HAS THE SAME THING--REALLY BAD TOO. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND HE PRESCRIBED ME SOME SHAMPOO FOR IT AND LITERALLY WITHIN A FEW DAYS IT WAS ALMOST COMPLETELY GONE. JUST BE CAREFUL TO NOT GET IT IN HER EYES. I LIKE IT BECAUSE ITS WAYYY MORE SENSITIVE THAN ANY OTHER SHAMPOO FOR CRADLE CAP. JUST ASK THE DOCTOR.

Zoe - posted on 02/21/2010

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Hi none of my babies had cradle cap as it's more common in red heads supposedly ...... But my 9 year old has really bad bouts and my 3 year old has just started getting a little (I have changed their shampoo) so I lather their heads with conditioner before bed, comb through then rinse in the morning and it does the trick after a couple of days! However I wouldn't recommend conditioner on wee ones eye brows so try something greasy like butter or olive oil ( old wives tale was margarine but it stinks)! Then wash it off either in the morning or after a couple of hours.....,hope that helps

Neeta - posted on 02/20/2010

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use baby oil and gently rub the area and wash with baby head to toe wash, will take a week but goes away. Be gentle when rubbing the area

Janet - posted on 02/18/2010

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My kids are both grown now, but we always used baby oil...especially for cradle cap. Every day after their bath I just used a cotton ball with a little baby oil and rubbed it over their little head and then combed or brushed their hair...it takes care of cradle cap and keeps it from coming back!!! You could also put it on her eyebrows without fear of getting it in her eyes this way...Good luck : )

Donna - posted on 02/18/2010

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HI
Any shampoo will do. Massage their heads like you would if doing your own (not quite as hard) use a soft brush to remove dry skin. Cradle cap is the natural shedding of the epidermis combined with natural oils. Proper washing and brushing will fix it right up.. A face washer on the eyebrows works great!

Marie - posted on 02/17/2010

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Hi,

My grandma told me to mix some bicarb of soda to a paste with water and apply it to affected area. It works like a dream.

Rebecca - posted on 02/17/2010

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my doctor told me mto scrub it..until it was pink..it hurt him so much..and i felt so bad..but it worked....

Kim - posted on 02/17/2010

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I used baby oil on my boys. It won't hurt their eyes if it gets in them and it moistens the cradle cap to come off easily after a couple applications.

Wendy - posted on 02/17/2010

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Yes I have with my son!! I used a dandruff shampoo--very carefully to help with this problem. He is now a healthy 35 yr with 3 kids of his own. I also used Bag Balm on his head to help with the cradle cap--it added the moisture and drew out the bad dry stuff. My neighbor told me about this stuff--it works great!!!

Melissa - posted on 02/17/2010

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Aquaphor, only had to use is once and hers was gone within the day. She is 3 1/2 months old and I also use it on her face to keep it from getting dry due to the weather its great.

Suzanne - posted on 02/17/2010

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I do recommend trying the olive/baby oil first. The dandruff shampoo is a pretty extreme cure. We only tried it when everything else had failed.

Suzanne - posted on 02/17/2010

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Use a dandruff shampoo like Selsin-blue or T-gel. Put some directly on the eyebrows/scalp and let it soak in for a few minutes. Be careful to protect the eyes. remove it gently with a dampwash cloth and wash as normal. You may have to do it several times depending on how bad it is. My pediatrician was not very happy that we did this but both my children had this problem and this was the only thing that worked

Wendy - posted on 02/17/2010

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hi, by now you have proberly tried everything.... both of my children had cradlecap on their eyebrows we just used a little sorbeliine creme leave it on for a little while then wash off with a warm washer.. it really works

Michelle - posted on 02/15/2010

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Hi. I have not heard of a baby getting cradle cap on their eyebrows, but what worked for me when my son had cradle cap was to wash his hair with aquascream. My doctor recommended it and it worked wonders. Maybe you can just apply a little bit to the eyebrow and see what happens. Hope you come right. x

Virginia - posted on 02/15/2010

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Cradle cap is a product of dry skin an rapid growth of baby skin. Sometimes it needs a little help to remove. Soaking in oil ,( simple veg or olive oil) can loosen the dry skin an then a gentle exfoliation. A soft baby brush is good. In eyebrows the dry skin may be misstaken for eczema? I would reffer to a doctor for an opinion just to make sure . Exfoliating eczema will agrovate the problem.... I have a child with Eczema.

Sarah - posted on 02/15/2010

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My son had cradle cap on his head really bad when we first brought him home. I put baby oil on his head and let it sit for about 15 min. Then took an infant hair brush and brushed his head lightly and it came right off! But be careful not to get it in your babies eyes since it is on her eyebrows. I have heard of babies having it on their eyebrows, they say they can get it anywhere really. Good Luck!

Heather - posted on 02/14/2010

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I had the same thing and putting baby oil on and leaving it sit for a couple hours then combing it off worked really good for me!

Deidre - posted on 02/14/2010

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When my Grandson had it, I put Olive Oil on his scalp and eyebrows. When he had his doctor's appt, my daughter inquired and the doctor told her to do exactly what I was doing, use Olive Oil. :) I hope this helps because it cleared my grandson scalp and brows right up after consistent use.

Darlis - posted on 02/14/2010

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rub some baby/olive oil before every bath and wipe gently with a wet washcloth after baby's bath

Jennifer - posted on 02/14/2010

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I'll agree with the Olive Oil, if u rub it all around it helps and for some reason gave my oldest a thick head of hair! Beautiful :) another thing if it's really thick and crusty use a little baby shampoo and get a soft baby tooth brush and massage it! Hope it helps!

Kim - posted on 02/14/2010

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Hi-our little girl had cradle cap early on and had it on her eyebrows too. We washed her hair in cradle cap shampoo and would massage a bit into her eyebrows too. We also found putting baby uscented moisturiser on her eyebrows before a bath or face wash helped.At one time the cradle cap became red so our dr prescribed hydrocortisone which we used for a day and it cleared up. Our little one is now 18months and still has cradle cap at times so we use the shampoo and brush her her afterwards. It cleared from her eyebrows when she was about 2-3months old.

Bernie - posted on 02/14/2010

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HI Rhian when my children were young i found that rubbing baby oil into the cradlecap and leaving for about an hour to soak helped to shift it. gently brush it off with a soft baby brush hope this helps

Janet - posted on 02/13/2010

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hi, my daughter had it on her head and nothing was working until the dr. told me to use regular head and shoulders shampoo and a soft bristle toothbrush on her head about 2-3 times a week and it should come off with no problem. i did that and it was gone within a week and she has never had a problem since.

Natasha - posted on 02/13/2010

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hi my midwife told me to use olive oil 20min before u give them a bath and it should come off when u wash them.

Mary - posted on 02/13/2010

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i have 3 children and yes i experienced cradle cap with them.i would just put baby oil on their heads 2-3 times a day(be sure to cover her head though if you take her outside)and it really worked.

Amber - posted on 02/13/2010

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I put lots of baby oil on, left for 10 mins and then it came straight off with my very short non-sharp fingernail. Another time I used Marcalan nipple cream which worked just as well. It is just to soften it up. As long as you leave it for 10 mins any cream would probably work.

Deborah - posted on 02/13/2010

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Baby oil is the key. Use once or twice a day. Rub on area and will eventually go away.

Ellis - posted on 02/13/2010

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i used a cradle cap brush and baby shampoo for the hair and brows. thn tha doc tld me to use alil of aquaphor

Amy - posted on 02/12/2010

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My 7 week old has got cradle cap all over his face and neck really bad and is starting to get it on the top of his head. It itched like crazy for him and we know this because he would rip the little bumps open and the scream (love the baby mittens). The doctor gace me a perscription for Hydrocortisone Valerate Cream USP 0.2% (2x a day)and said it will get worse before getting better, however this cream is doing wonderfully. 2 hours after first use I noticed a big difference. I also wash his face and neck really well a few times throughout the day and then use the cream and then a little lotion in between uses.
I would call your peditrician and ask for a script because you can use it on their eyebrows and eyelids with out an issue.

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My daughter had the same problem. We just rubbed sorbelene into it at every nappy change and it cleared up in a few days.

Mia - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hi there I use a simple but messy method to get rid of my two boys cradle cap. I mix bicarb with water into a toothpaste consistency then I spread it on to the area and let it sit for 5-10mins then I bath them and while in the bath I use a wet washer and gently rub off the mixture. It is very messy but very cheap and works for us but it's in her eyebrows so not sure if that'll be any good. The good old babyoil or olive oil works a treat also.

Lisa - posted on 02/12/2010

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all 3 of my sons had cradle cap. simply use rub in baby oil to moisten the scalp and then comb it out gently. you should see plenty of the dry scalp come out in about a weeks time.

Felicia - posted on 02/12/2010

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My Mother-in-law even suggested Olive Oil in place of the baby oil Bianca suggested. But don't make a 'special' purchase for this if you don't have to (Olive Oil).

Melanie - posted on 02/12/2010

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Sounds like it might be a touch of eczema, my son has this, I tried everything I swear by Gentle Naturals geen and white containers with winnie the pooh on front he is 3 and i still use it the soap and lotion it worked the best for us

Jazzmin - posted on 02/12/2010

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hello. my son hasnt gotten it on his eyebrow but it was on the edge of his head. i took his comb and gently combed it out and then washed his hair.

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I used baby oil on all 3 of my babies heads and around the eyebrows. When used daily after bath, will prevent that build up.
My mother used the traditional Vaseline on all of us!

Teresa - posted on 02/12/2010

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my four year old gets it still- making sure the shampoo and bubbles are rinsed out completely keeps this away. baby oil works very well.

Chloe - posted on 02/12/2010

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use baby oil wi cotton wool and softly rub it round in circles worked for my 2 boys

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I was actually at the doctor for this today. My little girl developed a bad rash on her face and come to find out it is craddle cap speading on her face. The doc told me to was her hair with dandruff shampoo (or craddle cap shampoo) and that I can put 1% cortizone cream on her face for the itching. I have also heard that you can put baby oil on the scalp and scrap away with a fine-toothed comb. Good luck!

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One of my babies had cradle cap REALLY bad. The "normal" things (ie. lotion, oil) just weren't working. My pediatrician told me to put Head and Shoulders shampoo on his head. He said to gently scratch with my fingernails or an infant comb, then wash it off. I'm not sure if you want to do this in your babies eyebrows or not; you wouldn't want to get it in her eyebrows. If you're uncertain, ask your pediatrician.

Joelle - posted on 02/11/2010

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My daughter had cradle cap on from the top of her head all the way to her eyebrows! (She had a hairy forehead at first). I got the cradle cap lotion and put it on there, let it set for a little wile, then it all rubbed off with a baby washcloth. Then I kept putting baby oil on it and it never came back.

Felicia - posted on 02/10/2010

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use a small amount of baby cream, let it stay on for 5 or 6 minutes, then wipe with warm wash cloth

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