Posted by: Zelda | 2005/01/13


cradle cap

My sisters son (7mnths) has had cradle cap since birth. The poor little thing looks terrible with the nasty yellowish scabs on his head. Is there anything (except Niz Shampoo, weve tried that already without any success) that she can use?

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This can sometimes be difficult to get rid of, but applying ordinary baby or olive oil to the affected areas often work the best.

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Posted by: Sue | 2005/01/14

Sorry, forgot to say, Our chemist suggest I was he's hair with Eabs. It's a white cream they use for hospital use only. White plastic bottle with blue cap. I start using that, and he never got cradle cap again. It's more like a cream than a shampoo, but it does make a foam.

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Posted by: Sue | 2005/01/14

Hi Zelda
My baby boy got cradle cap when he was only 8 weeks. My pead prescribed Locoid Crelo. Unfortunately, it is a cortisone, (dont' know the spelling). I also message "klapperolie" (coconut oil) into he's hair. You buy it at Pick & Pay. That really worked. I used to do it an hour or so before he's bath, because it's quite a greasy and messy excercise.

Hope it gets better.

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Posted by: Kippie | 2005/01/13

Elizabeth Anne has a product specifically for cradle cap. I have not had the use for it yet - but try that as well.
Furthermore you can put olive oil on his head and wait a few minutes before combing it out gently. Wash his hair thereafter with a non build up baby sjampoo like J&J (the yellow one)

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Posted by: cookie | 2005/01/13

before every wash first massage hair with baby oil and then wash with betadine shampoo. if niz shampoo hasn't worked I would take him to a doctor.

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