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My2mo baby girl having mild dandruff like white grains on her head. Obg says no chance of having dandruff for newborns. We live in kerala, hot n humid?
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In brief: Cradle cap
At this age, the problem you have is called cradle cap.
Gentle shampooing every day with baby shampoo, with a little over the counter cortisone cream applied to the area afterwards, should help clear it up.

In brief: Cradle cap
At this age, the problem you have is called cradle cap.
Gentle shampooing every day with baby shampoo, with a little over the counter cortisone cream applied to the area afterwards, should help clear it up.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Also remember that if you are using any products on your baby's hair or not brushing, that will add to cradle cap. As with many things, less is more. Less fussing less problems. Enjoy..
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
No studies that I'm aware of, but over the counter cortisone cream, which is very low strength, applied sparingly, should not be a problem.
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