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What is the best treatment for cradle cap (that actually works)
Olive oil rubbed in and left on overnight, then shampoo out with a good rub the next morning, then comb out the bits.
The wait for your DS to grow out of it. Have you spoken to your HV/GP about it? Apparently if it is resistant to all treatment it might be more than just normal cradle cap and might need antibiotics or an antifungal cream (I can't remember which, sorry, but this is what the HV told me when DS had it)
Had this problem with hairybaby...i found the olive oil, treatment oil type things no use due to said mop of hair...pain in the arse to wash out the next morning if your DS has lots of hair and thought he was about 15 years too young for the greasy look!!
I found the best way is to comb his scalp once or twice a week...shampoo hair then i just used a baby comb quite firmly on scalp where cradle cap bits were. Takes a few weeks but defo seemed to help.
The advantage of long hair is that you dont always notice the cradle cap, especially once it does start to decrease...My DS is now 20 months and i couldnt tell you if he still has it or not!
We tried everything on our dd (4) when she was a baby but it was so bad (looked like she was wearing a yellow hat!) the doctor prescribed a steroid cream for it (which we didn't use) The only thing that got rid of it was when my dh picked it off. My ds recently got it and my dh picked it before it got bad.
Coconut oil is very good. Rub into the scalp and leave overnight. In the morning wash the hair and brush. Like others have said you can use olive oil in the same way but I found the cocont oil a bit better.
hiya, i used a medicated shampoo but then realised that i had never actually combed DD's hair ! she ws 10months old! i just never thought about it.
after the penny dropped, i combed it and all the cradle cap started coming out immediately. how pikey is that! i'm sure you're not as bad as me, but just in case you haven't ever combed....