Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Sim | 2011/02/23


Itchy<  Flaky Skin - 4 year old boy - pls help!!!!!

my son is 4 1/2. he has itchy flaky scalp. i tried using oils, to ease it, but over the last month, it has spread from the crown of his head, to almost all over. he keeps scratching his head, i m not sure how to help him. i have only used johnnsons baby shampoo since he was born.

what can i do to help him with the irritation. its becoming a problem, theres now scratch marks on his head. also, what could be the cause of it?

Expert's Reply



This is a condition called seborrhoeic dermatitis. Your baby seems to have this skin condition quite badly. Stop usuing the Johnson's shampoo and change to Elizabeth Anne's shampoo. Rub a very small amount of olive oil into his scalp after washing his scalp with the new shampoo. Repeat this every second day until his scalp seems better. If his scalp does not clear up then he should be seen by a doctor.

The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.

Want to comment?

Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.
Thanks for commenting! Your comment will appear on the site shortly.