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Cradle cap/dandruff

(6 Posts)
BoysRule Mon 20-Feb-17 19:54:25

DS 7 always had cradle cap as a baby which I managed with dentinox and combing. It's never really gone away and he still has bits of small scabs, flaky skin etc on his scalp. What can I use on this? Should I use an adult dandruff shampoo or a baby cradle cap - I can't really find one in between.


yikesanotherbooboo Mon 20-Feb-17 19:58:04

Use oil of your choice to melt the scales then wash with whatever... if it's taking over you could ask chemist for nizoral ( not sure if suitable for children ) if it isn't show gp ...

wizardinthegarden Mon 20-Feb-17 21:23:49

Head and Shoulders. Rub it in while he is in the bath. Don't let it get in the eyes. I used it on my 2 year olds cradle cap after months of oils combing etc.
Problem solved in 2 go's . Never had to use it again.

Patchouli666 Mon 20-Feb-17 22:34:08

You'd be best taking him to the GP and getting a swab taken of the scalp area in a couple of places. Then you'll know whether it's bacterial, fungal or just build up.

ajandjjmum Mon 20-Feb-17 22:35:42

Smother his head in vaseline one night and it should all lift off in the morning. Makes a real mess of the bed linen though!

MrsWooster Mon 20-Feb-17 22:38:06

Rub olive oil in, leave for half an hour and comb the scales out. disgustingly satisfying

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