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Borage Oil Cradle Cap
Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes.Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help.Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...Read more
My daughter 6months has cradle cap.. I tried olive oil it didn't work is there anything else i can try? Some people say head and shoulders?
Oil +: Oil can help. Apply, warm with moist heat, allow to sit for a few minutes then brush.Strip the oil and debris completely with a dandruff shampoo.Repeat as needed until the heavier flakes have separated, then just use the dandruff shampoo as needed to maintain. The shampoo is irritating to eyes so avoid letting it get close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I used olive oil and combed rather hard to remove my 6 mo baby's cradle cap. Now at 3 yo, she has thin hair. Did I pull out hair that won't regrow?
Liver issues: can occur if the product has unsaturated pyrrolizidine alkaloids. Because of the concern of reliable quality in US products, I usually prefer other sources of GLA. There are companies that remove the pyrrolizidine alkaloids, but you should be careful about choosing your product. ...Read more
I started taking 5 borage oil pills daily 1000mg . Is there anything harmful doing this. Dr. Oz suggested 800mg daily of gla. Each pill contains 160mg?
Clarify: If the total you are taking is 1000 mg per day, this has been used safely for up to 24 weeks. If they are 1000 mg per pill, you are taking way too much. ...Read more
I wouldnt: I never recommend anything to induce labor unless it is in a more controlled environment. Letting your labor naturally start is always safer for you and your baby. Unless of course, you are going too far past your due date. I wouldnt take a chance with over the counter products to induce labor, . ...Read more
Can I take super b complex,magnesium,fish,flax, and borage oil, and wormwood black walnut together ?? Thanks
Mild interactions: Hi LoriX8 Taking super b complex, magnesium, fish, flax, borage oil and wormwood black walnut may produce loose stools. The Magnesium fish, flax and borage oil have a laxative effect. While you can take them all at once you might be better to take the super b and wormwood black walnut in the morning and the laxative ones at beditme. Be cautious Dr Lori Lange- Pennsylvania ...Read more
Can I take CLA (belly fat formula has safflower oil, Omega 3,borage oil, & sesame seed oil ) if I'm taking omeprazola magnesium (acid reducer 20.6mg)?
Baby oil/olive oil: I typically recommend baby oil or olive oil on the scalp for cradle cap. After applying, gently loosen the flakes with a soft baby brush, and then wash your baby's hair. There are some over-the-counter cradle cap treatment kits available as well. If persistent, ask your doctor about dandruff shampoo used twice a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it really??: The closest thing to infant cradle cap in adults would actually be a fungal infection of the scalp. Cradle cap in infants is basically old skin cells stuck together unaffected by baby shampoos that don't loosen the flakes.Regular use of medicated dandruff shampoo will help adults solve the flake issue, but if unresponsive you will need to have it looked at by your pcp. ...Read more
Unlikely: Cradle cap is due to the accumulation of dried and dead skin in the scalp of an infant, usually due to family's concern that mild scalp massage might "damage the brain through the baby's soft spot." as adults do not have a soft spot, they are much less likely to have cradle cap, as the fear of brain damage from scalp massage is not present. ...Read more
Frequent shampooing: Gently massage the baby's scalp with your fingers or a soft brush to loosen the scales. Shampoo more frequently (up to once a day), being sure to rinse out all the shampoo. After shampooing, gently brush the scalp with a soft brush or a terrycloth towel. There are baby shampoos developed especially for cradle cap that might be useful in stubborn cases. Or see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Baby oil: Cradle cap is essentially baby dandruff. Most of the time you can ignore it and it'll resolve in a few months. If it's getting too bothersome, massage in baby oil a few times a week. You can also use a soft bristled brush to scrape some of the scale away. If the scale is too dense, a dandruff shampoo like Selsun Blue can be used 1-2 times a week, leave on x 20 min, then wash off. ...Read more
None needed: Cradle cap does not usually need to be treated. If it seems to be bothering the infant (or the parent), you can remove it by applying a lubricant (baby oil, olive oil, aquaphor). Leave the lubricant in for 15 minutes and then take a soft toothbrush and gently scrape it out. If that doesn't work, it's probably worth it to see your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer