Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: shelly | 2011/04/04

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HI, MY BABY IS 2 MNTHS OLD AND SHE HAS CRADLE CAP, INFANTILE ACNE AND NAPPY RASH, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG AND WHAT CAN I DO FOR ALL THESE CONDITIONS. CAN SHE STILL GO FOR HER INJECTIONS TOMOROW. IS THERE ANY DIFFERNCE WITH THE INJECTIONS GIVEN AT THE GOVT CLINICS AND THOSE GIVEN PRIVATELY. thanx

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You can safely take your baby to your nearest state clinic for her immunisations. Her skin condition is a common skin problem in infants called seborrhoeic dermatitis or just 'seborrhoea'.It is usually a temporary condition.Wash your baby's hair/scalp with Elizabeth Anne's shampoo about 3 times a week. Afterwards apply a little olive oil to her scalp and gently comb off any skin scales that appear. The rash on her face is probably seborrhoea as well. Apply a little Mylocort cream once daily to her rash and also to her nappy area. The rash should clear up rapidly. If she still has the rash after 10 days of treatment you will need to take your baby to a paediatrician.

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