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What hair products should I avoid for my child who has greasy scaling of the scalp?
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Chemicals
Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents.
Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal shampoo (nizoral).

In brief: Chemicals
Avoid harsh soaps, shampoos and detergents.
Use anti-dandruff shampoo (selsun blue, head and shoulders, neutrogena t/gel) 2-3x/week. Your doctor may also prescribe an antifungal shampoo (nizoral).
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
In brief: Cradle cap
Greasy scaling of the scalp may be a type of seborrhea or eczema, often called cradle cap, or a form of psoriasis.
In general, use products for sensitive skin, avoid heavy oils or heavy fragrances. Ask your pediatrician for advice, in some cases, medicated shampoos or prescription lotions may be used.

In brief: Cradle cap
Greasy scaling of the scalp may be a type of seborrhea or eczema, often called cradle cap, or a form of psoriasis.
In general, use products for sensitive skin, avoid heavy oils or heavy fragrances. Ask your pediatrician for advice, in some cases, medicated shampoos or prescription lotions may be used.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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