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Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

No...: ...But it contains no medication, so sometimes it won't make cradle cap go away, which might lead you to think that it was the cause. ...Read more

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Dr. Jean Stewart
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Cradle Cap (Definition)

Scaling and flaking of baby's scalp, often yellow and greasy. In adults, ...Read more


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What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

Any shampoo: The treatment for cradle cap is vigorous scrubbing of the scalp when shampooing the hair (any baby shampoo).Brushing the scalp and hair vigorously helps too. ...Read more

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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..

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 more

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What can I use for cradle cap in babies scalp?

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 more

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What's a safe way to get rid of "cradle cap" that's behind my infant's ears?

What's a safe way to get rid of "cradle cap" that's behind my infant's ears?

Confirm diagnosis : Sometimes I'll use a mild topical hydrocortisone. I would however see his pediatrician before using any medication on an infant. Rash could be a skin infection with bacteria or a yeast as well. Need to have the diagnosis confirmed. ...Read more

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Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

Is foam or a wipe or baby shampoo best for cleaning sensitive eyelids?

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 more

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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?

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

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Can you use baby shampoo everywhere on your body?

Can you use baby shampoo everywhere on your body?

Yes: Soaps are quite similar chemically and they all do the same thing which is encapsulate dirt so that it can be washed off the body or hair in the rinse cycle of bathing. ...Read more

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Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

Can baby shampoo get rid of acne?

No: Acne cannot be cured it can only be treated with the proper regimen of topical creams and possibly oral antibiotics, birth control pill, spironolactone or even Accutane if it is very severe. Please see your dermatologist and good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Baby Shampoo (Definition)

Gentle use of baby shampoo will sometimes remove the ...Read more