Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mommy | 2008/10/26


Dry scalp

My 21month old baby has vry dry scalp to the point that it flakes and sometimes looks like dandruff. What can I safely use to treat this??

Expert's Reply



This is not dry scalp as such but probably a skin condition called seborrhoea which is common in babies. Try rubbing a little medicinal olive oil [get this at your chemist] into your baby's scalp once daily. Then gently comb off the scalp with a fine toothed comb held at an angle the next day before applying the next olive oil. If there is no benefit after 10 days please consult your paediatrician.

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Posted by: Meagen | 2009/02/19

Hi, I recnetry saw that my child is constantly scratching her head. I then had a look and descovered somehting that looks like scabs. I dont know how to treat this> 

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Posted by: Mommy | 2008/10/27

Thank you very much. I will try the olive oil

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