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how to treat flaking on the head of a 2 month old baby?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Tea tree Shampoo: Up until 2-4 months we call that flaking cradle cap or cradle crap as one of my moms said. You can use mineral oil or baby oil...Etc..I found that tea tree shampoo used daly (do not get in the eyes) worked well after two months. There is some evidence that it may be fungal based and hence tea tree oil shampoo works well. Tea tree oil alone is too strong for tender scalp.

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A 30-year-old female asked:

I have a 2 month old baby and i felt bumps on top of his head what can they be?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Can be the : Way the bones of his head are currently shaped and comming together. A baby's head is very soft and moldable. Most likely they mean nothing, but if they are worrisome for you, have your doctor exam the baby.

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