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My nine month old has a very dry scalp and skin what can I do?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Dry Scalp

You might try washing her hair less often, maybe every 5-7 days.
If this doesn't help, then this is probably something called cradle cap, which is similar to "dandruff" in older children. In infants with cradle cap, the scalp can have yellow scales and crusts, and might be greasy or dry. Often, the eyebrows are also affected. Try t-gel but do not get in eyes.

In brief: Dry Scalp

You might try washing her hair less often, maybe every 5-7 days.
If this doesn't help, then this is probably something called cradle cap, which is similar to "dandruff" in older children. In infants with cradle cap, the scalp can have yellow scales and crusts, and might be greasy or dry. Often, the eyebrows are also affected. Try t-gel but do not get in eyes.
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