Seborrhea Dermititis

Tiffany - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My son is 7 and has Seborrhea Dermititis (on infants its called cradle cap). I have used regular shampoo to medicated shampoo and can't get it to go away completely. Any suggestions on what I should try????

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User - posted on 01/23/2009

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My 4 year old has it too. So does my 5 month old. With my older boy, I asked the Dr. he said use hydrocortisone cream and selson blue. I'm sure you've tried that. He also said, it will go away for a while and then come back, so I don't know if it will be permanant. Here's what I did with my baby. I rubbed Extra Virgin Olive Oil on her head and waited about 10 minutes or so. Then I used a soft comb and combed through it, it just lifted off her head. It was amazing. I did it over a month ago and it hasn't come back. She is a little dry but not like she was. Try that!! Hope it helps.

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Kelly - posted on 06/26/2011

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I totally agree with the olive oil, it will make the scalp a little dry and itchy (acording to my 5 year old) but we have started using Aveeno Moisturizing shampoo, or Aveeno Soothe shampoo. They really do make their heads feel better once the other stuff is gone.

Annalisa - posted on 01/23/2009

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my daughter had this really bad, she even had it in her eyebrows bless her. The best thing that worked for me was to rub olive oil in, and back comb the hair to remove all the loose bits but dont pick the scalp.

it makes the hair look greasy but its better than the shampoos.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/23/2009

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my daughter had it also really bad not to mention she was pretty bald so it was obvious. Anyway she said to use a little dandruff shampoo once or twice a week. It really did work. Of course it's not tear proof so watch the eyes. HTH

Mary - posted on 01/23/2009

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put olive oil on hair before bed then in the morning just comb gently the loose bits and wash should clear up pretty quick but dont do every nite or the hair falls out i would say about once a week

Kathy - posted on 01/23/2009

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PRobably a dumb question but do you put the hydrocortisone cream on their scalp and leave it, or a few hours before a shampoo? My daughter has this also, and that was one of the few things listed on this that I hadn't tried. GREAT TOPIC. Glad I saw it!

Trish - posted on 01/23/2009

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Good...The vaseline or oil on the scalp will work. And it doesn't hurt to lightly scrape it off the scalp... Hope it works!

Trish - posted on 01/23/2009

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Does he have other skin problems? Like red/scaly skin under the armpits... My son does. I think it's the seborrhea. I use hydrocortisone cream on the red/scaly skin and it takes care of it.

Trish - posted on 01/23/2009

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My son had and still has the same thing and he's 8. Here's what worked for him. When he was an infant, I would gently rub reg. vaseline onto his scalp, let the vaseline stay for a day, and then take a fine-toothed comb and gently pull the stuff off his scalp. This didn't hurt... Then after I got all that stuff off his scalp, I regularly put hydrocortisone cream on his scalp. Also, using Selsun Blue shampoo helps, but it won't get rid of it completely, using the shampoo only.

Candice - posted on 01/23/2009

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It is a form of candida (yeast).... I would suggest changing his diet to a gluten free, whole food organic diet... I have some great receipes if you would like some! Getting him live nutrition (raw food) will be the best thing for him and I guarantee it will go away... I love to help people, email me anytime candicedyeager@yahoo.com and I will give you some more info to read

Heidi - posted on 01/23/2009

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olive oil is great put alittle on and leave looks a bit geasy but it lifts off a bit after

Tabatha - posted on 01/23/2009

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I know this will sound strange, but try a homapathic yeast infection treatment.  I know what you are thinking, but I had a severe case of dermatitis last winter, this was also along with my normal rosacea ... I read about that most dermatitis outbreaks are yeast infections ... so I used it on my face ... it started working with in a few days and I would say completely cleared up in a month.  Strange I know ... but try it, as long as it is a homopathic brand it is really gentle.

 



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Seborrhea Dermititis

My son is 7 and has Seborrhea Dermititis (on infants its called cradle cap). I have used regular shampoo to medicated shampoo and can't get it to go away completely. Any suggestions on what I should try????





 

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