Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dei | 2012/04/02

Q.

cradle cap

my 5 month old son has bad cradle cap on his face, the paediatrician says it is a form of exzema, how do i get rid of it, he has it bad on his forehead and eyebrows, i have been using a product by purity, but it is not working.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes, this is a form of eczema called 'seborrhoeic eczema'. It is troublesome in early infancy but then fortunately clears up well before the age of 1 year. Wash your baby's hair every day with Elizabeth Anne Baby Shampoo. Apply a small amount of a dilute and safe cortisone ointment called Mylocort twice daily to the worst areas of his rash. Do not use the Mylocort for more than 5 days.

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