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White crud behind baby's ears

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keely027 Mon 09-Jul-12 10:56:41

Has anyone else experienced this with their baby? He has a bath every day. Hand he seems to get this flaky white crude behind both ears, no where else on his body. If I rub it in the bath is does come off in little bits but after a while he gets fed up with the rubbing and starts getting upset. What the hell is it?

Caerlaverock Mon 09-Jul-12 10:57:49

Milk, it gathers there

marjolaine Mon 09-Jul-12 11:00:43

Milk? DC2 (3mo) gets it if I don't remember to wash ears every day and so did DC1 when a baby too. I always assumed it was milk/dribble that went down cheeks and around.

keely027 Mon 09-Jul-12 11:16:56

Ahh milk, any ideas how to remove it better than rubbing if off in the bath? It's in all the dips behind his ears so can be a bit awkward to get off. Water seems to take Ages to get rid off it? I figure cotton wall buds dipped in?

ProcrastinationAteMyMorning Mon 09-Jul-12 11:18:21

It could also be cradle cap - DS had that behind his ears, it's quite common AFAIK.

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