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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 that makes it ...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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How to get rid of dandruff from eyelashes? J&j baby shampoo?

How to get rid of dandruff from eyelashes? J&j baby shampoo?

Baby shampoo is good: Gently rub the upper and lower lashes with your finger with a bit of baby shampoo on it. Do this daily to minimize the "dandruff" in your eyelashes. ...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

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What do they put in baby shampoo? Is it anything different from non-baby shampoos?

What do they put in baby shampoo?  Is it anything different from non-baby shampoos?

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

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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

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

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I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

I am going to try using johnson's baby shampoo for blepharitis, is this safe to use?

Very safe: Using the baby shampoo is a good idea and is safe.. Clease the eyelids with it and use warm compresses twice a day. Artificial tears to increase the lubrication of your eyes is helpful. If all this fails see an ophthalmologist. You may need an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Was told to wash eyelashes with j&j baby shampoo. Are there any toxic ingrediants in it?

Was told to wash eyelashes with j&j baby shampoo. Are there any toxic ingrediants in it?

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 more

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Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

Would baby shampoo be good for an itchy scalp?

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 more

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Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

Does johnson and johnson's baby shampoo help clear acne?

SHAMPOO & ACNE: Shampoos usually do not clear acne. Acne medications clear acne. However, with acne one should shampoo often and the shampoo doesn't usually matter. Just get the oiliness off you hair with your shampoo. ...Read more

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Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Can an irritation from baby shampoo on eyelids present itself like blepharitis?

Baby shampoo: is designed to be gentle to the eye and eyelids. In fact, we usually recommend that our patients with blepharitis use dilute baby shampoo to gently clean their eyelids. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin
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Baby Shampoo (Definition)

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