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Babys head smells (forehead) but theres no peeling or other evidence of cradle cap. What else could it be? Can cradle cap smell be present w/out peel
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
12 doctors agree
In brief: Lotions/ metabolism
If germ overgrowth is unlikely, the other two issues that come to mind are the things we put on their skin or the odor from the sweat they make.
I find some lotions will sour over time & leave a musty smell. Some kids with metabolic issues can have a mouse urine like smell or maple syrup like smell to their sweat.If the lotions or other skin treatments are not an issue i would let your dr know.

In brief: Lotions/ metabolism
If germ overgrowth is unlikely, the other two issues that come to mind are the things we put on their skin or the odor from the sweat they make.
I find some lotions will sour over time & leave a musty smell. Some kids with metabolic issues can have a mouse urine like smell or maple syrup like smell to their sweat.If the lotions or other skin treatments are not an issue i would let your dr know.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Thomas Riney
what does it smell like? gram negative colonization can make skin smell bad, cigarette smoke exposure also makes children smell bad
Dr. Gloria l Ciccone
Your diet, if breastfeeding, can manifest garlic, curry, or other spices in your baby's sweat.
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Definitely
Sometimes you don't see them if you don't look hard enough!

In brief: Definitely
Sometimes you don't see them if you don't look hard enough!
Dr. Charlene Sojico
Dr. Charlene Sojico
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