Posted by: Gu | 2005/01/06


Dandruff on 6 1/2 months old

Please help! my son is 1/2 mnths old and his scalp has patches of dandruff. I wash his head with Johnson's & Johnson's shampoo but it doesnt help. What else can I use?

Expert's Reply



This is probably craddle cap and applying babyoil or even olive oil usually relieves the problem.

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Posted by: DM | 2005/01/07

My daughter is also 6 1/2 months and suffered from the same thing when she was 2-3 months. The scalp becomes very dry, that's why it looks like dadruff. I took her to a doc, he prescribed betnovate cream and advised me to use acqueos cream to bath her instead of soap. It works wonder and i'm happy with.

N.B: Most babies are allergic to some of baby stuffs like johnson & johnson, Elizabeth Annes etc. Unscented acqueous cream is the best.

Hope it helps


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Posted by: Sam | 2005/01/07

If it is cradle cap it will appear yellowish on the scalp. You have two options either put Elizabeth Annes shampoo on the head, keave for a couple of min and then try gently brush of with a comb, or I see that Elizabeth Annes now makes a cradle cap ointment/gel and is available at any store. Have a try with this. Hope it helps

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Posted by: Nuffing | 2005/01/06

It's probably cradle cap not dandruff, try elizabeth anne baby shampoo, it doesn't leave a residue build-up.

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