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What hair products should i avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Cradle cap: Greasy scaling of the scalp may be a type of seborrhea or eczema, often called cradle cap, or a form of psoriasis. In general, use products for sensitive skin, avoid heavy oils or heavy fragrances. Ask your pediatrician for advice, in some cases, medicated shampoos or prescription lotions may be used.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Chemicals: Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents. Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal shampoo (nizoral).

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