Cradle Cap!

Marnie - posted on 12/07/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Poor, little Milkface has an impressive case of cradle cap. The Good Dr Foor (as I affectionately refer to him) recommended a treatment which may be of interest to those battling the same.

He suggests shampooing the baby for 10 consecutive days. First with a dandruff shampoo (even good ol' Head & Shoulders will do). Then a bit of baby oil on the scalp followed by a respectable massage and brushing. Then - another round of dandruff shampoo.

We have been doing this for a few days now and Milky's scalp is mostly clear. Only a random scale here and there.

Hope this helps. From what I learned, cradle cap can get away from you very quickly and spread to the face. =(

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Marnie - posted on 12/07/2009

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Fortunately or unfortunately, my husband has battled a fairly severe case of dandruff for years. I ended up switching him over to two Redken products so now - Milky is having his tresses washed in style, too.

I did notice a spot on his eyebrow, as well. Right now - I'm just using warm water on a cotton ball and dabbing it with Cetaphil since it doesn't look scaly - just red. All of these strange skin maladies these babies have. And we thought acne was hell.

Audrey - posted on 12/07/2009

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Aww, B has it too. Not too bad and she has so much hair, ya can't really see it :) I've seen a shampoo in the baby isle that says its for cradle cap. Have you tried that too? IDK if it works or not. This is the first I've seen it.

Vanessa - posted on 12/07/2009

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Ahh! I didn't know it could spread to their face! Dylan also has an impressive head of cradle cap, I was just inquiring on WTE the other day about it. I am going to try your method, starting tonight. Thanks for the advice, it's like you're a mind reader!

Angela - posted on 12/07/2009

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So funny you mentioned that ericka Liv has never had it on her scalp or anything but it looks like she has cradle cap in her eyebrows too.

Rachel - posted on 12/07/2009

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Liam has it on his face- his eyebrows actually. He only got it a teeny bit on his head, it's always been on his face more. I put a little olive oil on it from time to time and that clears it up pretty quick. He only really has a couple flakes, so I'm not too concerned, but the oil really seems to help.

Ericka - posted on 12/07/2009

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Wow, funny you say that it can spread to the face. I think Wes has it on his eyebrows. My other kids have had it, but I've never seen it on their faces before. I will try The Good Dr. Foor's treatment. Thanks for the tip...:-)

User - posted on 12/07/2009

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sounds like a legitimate plan of attack :) I've heard that Selson Blue (SP??) is the best, I used to use it on my face when I was younger b/c I've always battled with Calcium deposits on my skin...it is very cold on the skin though, so baby might not enjoy it much, but it works...

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