Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Makayla | 2012-07-18

Q.

Re Babies dry scalp

Hi Doc,
My LG is now 6 months old and still has quite a dry scalp. We only wash her hair once a week now to try to prevent the dryness but was wondering if there is anything I can use to remove the dryness, the scalp is not flaky but only really dry and crackly.

Thanks.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your baby has a scalp condition called seborrhoea which is a form form of 'cradle cap'. Wash your baby's hair with Elizabeth Anne's baby shampoo. After washing her hair apply a small amount of medicinal olive oil [from your pharmacy] and massage this into your baby's scalp.Do this two or three times a week.

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