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cradle cap STIlLL, dd is 3

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gemmiegoatlegs Thu 30-Oct-08 20:48:35

dd is 3 and a bit, her baby cradle cap never really cleared up, although her skin isn't generally dry. It got better for a while but lately it has beemn getting worse again. Her scalp is quite flaky and she is scratching it too. is ther anything I can try? Would an adult T-Gel shampoo be an option for her? i am trying not to wash her hair too much - currently only twice a week

AMumInScotland Thu 30-Oct-08 20:57:58

I used T-Gel (the medicated version, I think there are a few different ones now) on DS from about 2 for cradle cap / sebborheic dermatitis and it really helped keep it under control.

Waswondering Thu 30-Oct-08 21:00:07

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gemmiegoatlegs Thu 30-Oct-08 21:01:59

oh, i thought my dd was the only one. I really expected it to have gone by now...she has such pretty hair. Not sure about the oil and combing, sounds vaguely disgusting! I might try the T Gel Amumin

Waswondering Thu 30-Oct-08 21:04:47

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MissisBoot Thu 30-Oct-08 21:05:11

You might need to wash her hair more often as it is the build up of oil that causes the cradle cap - dd used to have it and I used to wash it once or twice a week, but as soon as I started washing it more often it really cleared up.

Olive oil also works.

gemmiegoatlegs Thu 30-Oct-08 21:08:25

ok MissisBoot, I thought maybe the washing would make it worse. its bathtime every night from now on!

MissisBoot Thu 30-Oct-08 21:10:04

that's what I thought too, but it really made a difference washing her hair every other night much to her disgust

charmander Thu 30-Oct-08 21:13:00

my eldest still gets it aged 10 years, just to cheer you up.

charmander Thu 30-Oct-08 21:14:57

agree with nitty gritty comb- any time we use that for nits on my 3 we get loads of cradle cap coming off. I use aqueous cream or conditioner as it is less mess than oil.

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