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How can I treat cradle cap?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. James Ferguson
I find it helpful to cover the oil with a warm cloth to help it penetrate the dry flakes of skin. Be sure to wash the oil off after you loosen the flakes or it may agrivate the problem.
Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Oil

Use a bit of oil on your baby's head after bathtime.
This will help with the flaking of the skin on their scalp.

In brief: Oil

Use a bit of oil on your baby's head after bathtime.
This will help with the flaking of the skin on their scalp.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
Thank
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