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Cradle Cap back again

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Puppie Wed 13-Aug-08 07:36:10

Hi! My DS had REALLY bad cradle cap when he was 3 months old. His whole head looked like a crocodile skin handbag. Anyway after 3 months we managed to clear it.

He is now 1 and has a lot of hair but this morning I noticed a patch about the size of 50p on his head. Now I know its not supposed to be harmful but I'm really upset because I thought once it was clear it would not come back and as it was chronic before I'm worried what it will do to his hair if it spreads like wildfire again.

Has anyone had experience of a second bout with their LO's and was it as bad as the first time?

HappyMummyOfOne Thu 14-Aug-08 19:53:32

DS still gets it now and he's 5. It goes and comes back.

The doctor did prescribe me a tonic for it the last time which cleared it up in no time but i'm not hopeful its gone for good.

Annabellemary Mon 18-Aug-08 17:24:37

I used olive oil, massaged it in for about half an hour before bath, then washed the hair as normal and in a day or two it was completely gone.

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