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A female asked:

Son has had cradle cap and it itches all the time/ we wash his hair twice week could this be excema in his head he is 4mths old.

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: Much of cradle cap id due to retained skin flakes that are not susceptible to the mild ingredients in "tear free" baby shampoos. Active washing with a simple dandruff shampoo will often do the trick, as well as avoiding baby oil on the scalp or other treatments.A soft cuticle brush to help scrub in the shampoo helps, but keep it away from the eyes.
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