My daughter still has craddle cap. I have tried baby oil religiously and I even tried diaper rash cream. Nothing works. Any suggestions?

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Mary-Ann - posted on 03/07/2009

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My magic was pure coconut oil, purchased from the drugstore.  Rub it into the hair just before bathtime, run the water, undress baby, put baby in the bath and playfully comb baby's hair from front to back with a fine tooth comb.  That is exactly how much effort it takes and how long it needs to stay on the scalp.



The downside to this is that it is quite difficult to wash out and it doesn't smell too good.  However, you should need to do it no more than twice in a row, so the smell will go fast.



Did this with all three my children and it worked like a charm!!

User - posted on 03/07/2009

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Check your shampoo. J&J tends to dry out scalp. Good old vaseline did the trick for me twice.

Elisha - posted on 03/07/2009

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Hi My daughter has had that in the pass. i would suggest to by shampoo with Sulfer in it it usually has 2%- 5% in it if that does not work than I would take her to the doctor and they will give you a prescription one.

User - posted on 03/07/2009

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I went cheap and used dandruff shampoo... head and shoulders, very careful not to get it in the eyes. I think I also used vaseline on their heads which was of course, messy, but it got the job done.

Crystal - posted on 03/06/2009

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I am a cosmotologist and I have lots of clients with different scalp problems ranging from excema to psoriasis to dry scalp and dandruff. One client even says her is a form of adult cradle cap. Of course I say to always consult a dr, but most of my clients use Tea Tree Shampoo. You can find it in brands like Paul Mitchell and Regis. Your local Smart Style Family Hair Salon (located in Wal-Mart) should carry one or both. Works awesome!

Jana - posted on 03/05/2009

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This one might be weird: my husband took the clean flea comb we have for our dogs and brushed the flakes out. That was that. Never returned. I had tried baby oil and olive oil before too and it had not worked. Sometimes the guys have better solutions. ;)

Lori - posted on 03/04/2009

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I would suggest trying tripel cream, we got ours at walmart.  We would put it on the babies head and let it soak in at night, and then brush the top of his head after his bath with a really soft tooth brush.  It went away within a few days :)



Good Luck!

Angela - posted on 03/04/2009

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try Melaleuca's Renew lotion, it is all natural and you can get it on ebay Good luck!

Holly - posted on 03/04/2009

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Yes! Start washing her head with Selsum Blue 3X per week. Let it sit on her head while she is playing (about 5 minutes), then rinse. It absolutely works!

Liz - posted on 03/03/2009

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Try corn starch dry. Rub it on  like you would baby powder and leave it over nite. It may leave abit of powder on the sheets but I swear it'll work. Well its worth a try anyways. Right!

Melanie - posted on 03/03/2009

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I stopped using any baby shampoo and just use baby sorbolene cream, especially since they don't get overly oily hair they don't need strong cleaning solutions. My baby gets cradle cap if I revert back to shampoo for too many washes.

The nurse at the baby clinic suggests olive oil dapped on and I tried this and it cleared by the next day.

I am not a big fan of harsh soaps even on myself so I can see how they would cause my baby to have a reaction.

Sara - posted on 03/03/2009

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One of the kids I babysat as a kid had cradle cap well into his first year, until my mother suggested peanut butter. Cleared it up quickly. I think basically any fruit or nut oil that actually absorbs into the skin (baby oil/mineral oil doesn't... it's a petroleum by-product). So while Arbonne works great (I use it too and love it! Cleared up my girl's cradle cap with one application), you'd probably be fine with olive oil, almond oil, peanut oil, etc. and save yourself a bit of money. And you won't have to wonder what chemicals you're putting on your baby's head!

Michelle - posted on 03/03/2009

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dentinox make a cradle cap shampoo i think most supermarkets sell it i used it for my daughter when she was a baby my son didn't suffer with it but i bought some before he was born just in case

Barb - posted on 03/03/2009

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I agree with the T-Gel!  My daughter's cradle cap was cleared up in 2 shampooings!  Worked well for my nephew too who is 2 1/2!

Vicki - posted on 03/03/2009

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The pediatrician told me 1:1 mixture of baby shampoo with anti-dandruff shampoo. It worked for my daughter!

Marlene - posted on 03/03/2009

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My sons had this, what I did was apply baby oil with a cotton ball and comb their hair from front to back, lifting the flakes.  Repeat before washing her hair and it will work out fine.

Michelle - posted on 03/03/2009

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Is your baby on milk products at all.  MY neice had bad cradle cap and it turned out she was allergic to milk.  Just a thought.

Patricia - posted on 03/03/2009

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Our doctor prescribed a special shampoo it worked wonders! She said my son had the worst case she had seen. I can't remember the name of it though off hand. I think it was some kind of steroid shampoo..but it was like $10 (co-pay) And we use just a little bit everytime I start to see some. We tried everything before that thought (baby oil, olive oil, dandruff shampoo) nothing worked.

Colleen - posted on 03/03/2009

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I used a baking soda paste (baking soda, very little water) - apply to the baby's head and really work it in - let dry and wash it off. I had to do it twice and all of the cradle cap was gone

Corrine - posted on 03/03/2009

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When my son had it the pharmacist said to use Dove baby wash/shampoo as it has more of a lotion in it than regular baby wash (I used Johnson & Johnson's) and it worked! Used it for about a week and it cleared up. Kept it on hand in case I ever needed it again but he only had that one real bad case. Good luck!

Esther - posted on 03/03/2009

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My pediatrician recommended using an anti-dandruff shampoo. I used Selsun Blue. The only tricky thing is that of course it does sting their eyes so you have to be careful when you rinse it out. It does help though and it will eventually pass anyway.

Kelly - posted on 03/03/2009

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My youngest son had it really bad....his DR said to use T-Gel Therapuic Shampoo! It worked great....we just used it once a week and left it on for about 5 minutes or so.  Watch the eyes when rinsing.....you just need a little.  It got better really quick!!  WOrth trying!



 

Nicole - posted on 03/03/2009

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if you wash her hair and apply baby oil to her hair often through out the day....cradle cap is just dry scalp it should help....

Vikki - posted on 03/03/2009

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Hi there



My son had this problem and i used virgin olive oil on it... apply a small amount to the area and leave over night. You can also apply it to a cotton cloth and leave it on. This is used in Indian Head Message which i am trained in now and will cause no problems to the child or skin and is cheaper than using all the creams on the market.



I hope this helps



 

Christine - posted on 03/03/2009

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