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Cradle Cap Hair Falling Out
Is it safe to pick at 14wk old baby's cradle cap? When I do it, a lot of his hair comes out with it..
Probably hurts: Cradle cap itself can cause hair loss just by its presence. Soaking the scalp for 10 minutes with baby or coconut oil, then gently combing with fine tooth comb should gently remove the scales with less irritation. You may need to repeat this a couple of times, but slow removal is less irritating than pulling off dry plaques. Good luck ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Alopecia is the loss of hair. Hair loss can be caused by different reasons, including damage to the hair shaft or follicles. Fungal infections can also cause hair loss. There are two main types of alopecia. Alopecia areata occurs when the body's immune system attacks hair follicles and causes hair to fall out. Androgenetic alopecia, on the other hand, is an inherited form of hair loss. With alopecia areata, hair can fall out in patches all over the body. With androgenetic alopecia, hair on the head thins and falls out. In men, this is called male pattern hair loss; in women, it is called female diffuse hair loss. About 60% of people with androgenetic alopecia are men. Hair loss caused by ...Read more
Yes: Hair loss from removing cradle cap is temporary and it will grow back. But if hair is coming out with "scratching", i'm concerned you are scratching too hard. Best to massage scalp for several days with baby oil, then gently remove the scale with a brushing with baby brush. If that doesn't clear it up, shampoo scalp once a week with a tar based shampoo. ...Read more
Son has had cradle cap and it itches all the time/ we wash his hair twice week could this be excema in his head he is 4mths old.
Maybe: 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
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?
Dandruff shampoo: In a baby with cradle cap, don't be afraid to shampoo the hair with a dandruff shampoo such as selsun blue, and use a brush to brush out the flakes and scales from the soft spot. You can hurt the baby that way! after they are gone, and with continued shampoo, the scalp will be healthy again and hair will start growing. ...Read more
Telogen Effluvium: Telogen effluvium is a form of nonscarring alopecia characterized by diffuse hair shedding, often with an acute onset. A chronic form with a more insidious onset and a longer duration also exists.Telogen effluvium is a reactive process caused by a metabolic or hormonal stress or by medications. Generally, recovery is spontaneous and occurs within 6 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an early MC at 8weeks 2 days. Now 8 weeks on, feel unwell and hair falling out a lot. Will my hair thicken up again? Why is this happening?
I noticed that the hair falling out have a white tip on the end, not on the roots. What is the meaning of this?
Telogen effluvium : Telogen effluvium is one of the most common forms of nonscarring hair loss. It results from an alteration in follicular cycling that leads to the excessive shedding of telogen hairs. Manifests as a diffuse reduction in hair density. In most cases, the course is self-limited, with hair loss beginning two to three months after the inciting factor and reversing once the inciting factor resolves ...Read more
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