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Best Baby Shampoo For Cradle Cap
My 2 month old has a bad cradle cap. Which anti dandruff shampoo is best to get? Which active ingredient?? ..There are many different ones..
Selenium Sulfide: Selenium sulfide (Selsun and Exelderm) are often used, but instead a prescription of an antifungal soap such as ketoconazole (2%) shampoo, which can work in a single treatment and shows significantly less irritation than over-the-counter shampoos such as selenium sulfide shampoos, but no adequate and controlled study has been conducted for pediatric use as of 2010 that I am aware of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A good option: Although there are several products on the market to clean eyelids, dilute baby shampoo on a wash cloth is one of the safest methods to use. First, have an eye doctor determine if you have blepharitis (inflammation and/or infection of the lids), then try gently rubbing the lids for about 1 minute with a wet washcloth that has baby shampoo on it. If the eyes remain or become more irritated, go back. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just notice I have what's called mgd on my lower lid, i just used some baby shampoo , planning on using warm compress. Whats best remedy? Is mgd bad?
MGD: First, how do you know what you have? It's hard for folks with no training to examine themselves, let alone to do so without a professional set of instruments and a wide knowledge base. See your eye care physician for an exam and recommendations. An eye is too valuable to fool with. ...Read more
Less irritation: The "no tears" approach is a dominant theme in baby shampoos. A effort to use mild soaps or fragrances has a drawback. These preparations lack the chemicals needed to help remove dead skin cells that accumulate on the scalp, so cradle cap is often persists when using these products. ...Read more
Sure: As long as it's not irritating, it should be fine. ...Read more
I saw that johnson & johnson changed their baby shampoo formula. So, quaternium-15 is really a formaldehyde releaser?
Yes: This product is used in many things as a preservative. Some people are allergic to it. ...Read more
How do u exactly wash ur eyelids with baby shampoo like r u supposed to put it in the lids? And if so than for long? I would like it in detail please
Blepharitis: Lids scrubs help with blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelids. There are many ways to do it, including buying pre-packaged lid scrub wipes. I tell my patients just to put some baby shampoo on their finger tips with some tap water and gently scrub your closed eyelids along the lashes. Then rinse your closed lids with tap water. ...Read more
No: This is a very commonly given piece of advise. Keeping the eyelid margin clean can help various eye problems like styes, blepharitis, dry eyes and allergies. Baby shampoo is often recommended as it is less likely to cause stinging if it gets into the eyes than most types of soap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: It is well tolerated so that it will not make the condition worse. If however there is an inflammed scalp or psoriasis, or dandruff a medicated shampoo containing salicylic acid, tar, zinc or selenium sulfide may be better. Try the baby shampoo and see how it works for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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