Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lee- Ann | 2009-09-14


Dandruft 4 month old

My baby is 4 months ols and she has dandruft , i tried betadine shampoo its not helping what can i do.

Expert's Reply



This is not dandruff but is most likely a condition called seborrhoea. Do not use the Betadine shampoo which may aggravate the dryness of her scalp. Try applying a little pure olive oil to your baby's scalp at least once a day. Gently massage the olive ioil into her scalp and then very gently comb off the skin scales with a fine comb.

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Posted by: Jubie | 2009-09-14

Hi Lee Ann

My boy had a similar problem whwn he was about the same age with your little girl. She has a condition calle Sabborhoea (not sure of the spelling), apparently this is normal in infants. I took him to his pead and he prescribed Niz Shampoo &  Locoid Creldo immulsion. they worked wonders.

Lets see what the forum paed say, but i will suggest you take her to see her paed.


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