Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jubie | 2009/07/06

Q.

itching head

Hi
i emailed before regading my boy who is now 19 weeks, scratching his head when crying or ergitated. i have noticed that he does it a lot lately and has white flakes on the area that he scratches. I use johnson' s baby shampoo to bath his head twice a week. Please advise what to apply or should i take him to his pead.

Thanks

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like a condition called seborrhoea. Try applying a little olive oil once daily to his scalp. If his scalp is not better after about 10 days ask your paediatrician to see your baby.

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