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My daughter is 4months old and she is having cradle cap doctor suggested me to use liquid paraffin IP for the whole body please tell me is that safe?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cradle cap

Cradle cap can be treated with selsum or head and shoulders.
A mild salicylate compound may work if not. All the best.

In brief: Cradle cap

Cradle cap can be treated with selsum or head and shoulders.
A mild salicylate compound may work if not. All the best.
Dr. Katharine Cox
Dr. Katharine Cox
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology

In brief: Not best

There are several useful therapies.
Apply ketoconazole [Nizoral] or 3% salicylic acid shampoo to wet scalp and leave on for an hour before washing. Stings in eyes. Occasional application of hydrocortisone and/or miconazole [ketoconazole, clotrimazole] helps. For persistent problem see a dermatologist.

In brief: Not best

There are several useful therapies.
Apply ketoconazole [Nizoral] or 3% salicylic acid shampoo to wet scalp and leave on for an hour before washing. Stings in eyes. Occasional application of hydrocortisone and/or miconazole [ketoconazole, clotrimazole] helps. For persistent problem see a dermatologist.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: Probably safe but ho

Usually cradle cap is pretty much confined to scalp so can treat with mineral oil soak and then just brushing it off.
Paraffin may be too warm for your infant's comfort.

In brief: Probably safe but ho

Usually cradle cap is pretty much confined to scalp so can treat with mineral oil soak and then just brushing it off.
Paraffin may be too warm for your infant's comfort.
Dr. Charles Gordon
Dr. Charles Gordon
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