when does cradle cap go away?

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Iridescent - posted on 06/13/2010

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It needs treatment to go away. Sometimes it's a fungal infection, just so you're aware, and the doctor can prescribe an ointment to treat it if nothing else helps. Otherwise, start with treating at home. Put olive oil on the head with a cotton cap for about an hour before bath. Bathe, wash the hair with Head and Shoulders or another similar anti-dandruff shampoo, and scrub the scalp with a baby brush (very soft bristles) in a circular motion. Don't scrape the scalp with fingernails as it activates sweat glands, causing the problem to worsen. Rinse, finish the bath. If it's still there, repeat it in a day or two. You don't want the baby's skin to get dried out from bathing too often. Once the cradle cap is gone, keep it away by doing the same thing without the olive oil portion.

Shaakirah - posted on 06/13/2010

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my doc prescribed, Advantan fatty ointment (Bayer), it waas gone within 2 days, And my LG had it bad. It was wet all the time, drying like a scab. Good luck

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Joelle - posted on 06/13/2010

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I've been told it is supposed to go away by 1 year but my son is 3 and he still has some

La Tonya - posted on 06/13/2010

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I have NEVER heard of this solutions. But i must try them with my next baby. I just take a baby comb and gently comb the scalp. All of the numerous times i have done it have been a success. Only thing is it took FOREVER to do. Well more likr 4 or 5 days

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their fine baby hair is probably going to thin out anyway. apply some olive oil to the scalp about 30 min before you give him a bath. then right before you give him a bath massage the area with a soft baby brush to losen the flakes. then wash them out with mild shampoo. you can then apply lotion or a leave in conditioner (such as Johnson's Creme Conditioner). Putting baby oil in after washing didn't really do much for either of my babies.

Iridescent - posted on 06/13/2010

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It can, but this isn't a ton of brushing at all. Cradle cap can actually cause the hair to fall out, too. And often, baby hair falls out regardless...

Toya - posted on 06/13/2010

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i was told if you brush it or comb it too much then hair would come out with it.

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