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For the baby's cradle cap, use the coconut oil (or olive oil) to soften the scalp, is it means cooking coconut oil (or cooking olive oil)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Cradle cap: My understanding is that coconut oil can be used for cooking (but usually isn't). It is written that it can help with cradle cap and diaper rash. There are also specific baby coconut oil products that can be purchased.
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Either one: either one cooking coconut oil or olive oil are fine as long as they are pure coconut or olive oil.

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