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Cradle cap in 4 year old? or something else?

(10 Posts)
walkinthewoods Thu 10-Jul-08 16:24:21

My 4yo dd has what looks like cradle cap. Have only just noticed it today. She hasn;t complained that its itchy or anything. She never had it as a baby but ds did and it looks just like that.
Have googled it and it seems that it wouldn;t be cradle cap, she's too old. It looks like it could be dermatitis or psorsis (sp).

ivykaty44 Thu 10-Jul-08 16:25:18

impetigo?

walkinthewoods Thu 10-Jul-08 17:02:03

Don't think so, she has scaly, flakey skin only on her scalp.

itati Thu 10-Jul-08 17:02:41

My DD is nearly 5 and has cradle cap.

walkinthewoods Thu 10-Jul-08 17:14:38

Itati
Has she always had it?

Should I try anythign with dd or just take her to gp's tomorrow to get a diagnosis?

beansprout Thu 10-Jul-08 17:16:20

ds1 is 3.8 and still has cradle cap.

itati Thu 10-Jul-08 17:18:58

She has had it since she was a baby iirc and her brother had it until about 4. TBH I haven't done much to get rid, it is only dry skin afterall, and I didn't rate Dentonox shampoo.

I would see the HV or nurse first rather than use a GP appointment tbh.

JHKE Thu 10-Jul-08 17:55:24

Both mine have cradle cap - ds is 4.4 and dd is 2.9.

squeaver Thu 10-Jul-08 17:58:12

My dd still has cradle cap too. Why don't you try some of the baby methods and see if they work: Dentinox shampoo, vaseline, olive oil, someone on here also said HEad & Shoulders I think

snooks Thu 10-Jul-08 17:59:04

ds2 is 2.2 and I noticed the other day a patch of what I'm 99.9% sure must be cradle cap - he never had it as a baby although ds1 did.

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