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Posted by: Anzel Genis | 2010/11/08

Cradle Cap??

Hi my daughter is 4 and I stil struggle with cradle cap??
What causes this?
I am switching to Denorex Shampoo,

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Hallo Anzel
It is a kind of seborrheic eczema and often a yeast infection may be involved. I am worried that the Denorex may be too irritating for such a small child.
It may be worth your while to see a dermatologist for this as they often need antifungal shampoo also (like Niz shampoo - expensive but if prescribed by a dermatologist the medical aid should pay for it)
See http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/cradle-cap.html
Borage seed oil may help but I have no idea if one can get hold of it in South Africa!
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/11/08

Hallo Anzel
It is a kind of seborrheic eczema and often a yeast infection may be involved. I am worried that the Denorex may be too irritating for such a small child.
It may be worth your while to see a dermatologist for this as they often need antifungal shampoo also (like Niz shampoo - expensive but if prescribed by a dermatologist the medical aid should pay for it)
See http://dermnetnz.org/dermatitis/cradle-cap.html
Borage seed oil may help but I have no idea if one can get hold of it in South Africa!
Dr Bets

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