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A 30-year-old female asked:

how to treat seborrhoeic dermatitis of 2 y old besides steroid ointment and t-gel shampoo for scalp itching? special moisturizing shampoo? itches hard

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. George Blum
Pediatrics 66 years experience
Steroid lotion is be: Some lotions are better than steroid oint, make sure it is not psoriasis or other conditions.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Aside from tar shampoo, you can use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo for dandruff.
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 29 years experience
There was a great: product for use in kids called P and S shampoo and solution, i not sure if you can find it on the internet.
Dr. Kimberly Ramsdell
Pediatrics 25 years experience
I like Mustela baby products. I believe there is one specifically for cradle cap but I found the all over baby wash as effective. I tell my patients to massage a little olive oil into the scalp and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Brush with a soft brush to loosen and scales, then wash with the cleanser and pat dry. Nightly "spa" treatment seems to work well (plus sets up a nighttime ritual).
Nov 23, 2014

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