Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jacky Willemse | 2009-11-18


Strange behaviour baby

My baby seem to be scratching her scalp all the time. She has been doing so since 3 months. At first I though nothing of it, cause could be from sweat after a nap, but this is now getting me under, as I' m feeding her, she' ll pull her hair, scratch her scalp, just in a weared way, and she don' t want any pompoms on her hair. She' s got really fine curly hair. Should I consult a doctor, or is this just a behaviour she started for herself. PS sometimes she say Eina and keeps on crying. Please help

Expert's Reply



It is unusual for a baby to keep scratching her scalp like this. While many babies tend to sweat a lot this does not appear to be the reason for her being so itchy.She may have condition called seborrhoea which is also called seborrhoeic eczema or cradle cap.It would be best to ask your doctor to see your baby just to be sure that she does not have a scalp condition that requires treatment.

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