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how do u get rid of cradle cap?

my son has had cradle cap 4 about 2 months it went 2 his face 1st and then down his body and then after i got some cream from the doctors it went into his head really bad! he is almost 4 months old and he still has it really bad! how can i get rid of it ? he lost the hair in the front and still has the hair in the back

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Asked by krissy324 at 3:43 PM on Jul. 10, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I bought a special brush by Johnsons I think that helped but really just a coarse wet wash cloth and olive oil or canola oil rubbed in every day until it's gone followed by fine tooth men's comb. You will literally see the scales push up into the comb. My first two, the fair skinned ones, had it really bad. If it makes you feel better, it looks bad to us, but it doesn't bother the baby!

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 3:45 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I usually put baby oil in my son's hair and brush it out with a baby brush so it wont hurt him...I leave the baby oil on there a little so it can soften up the cradle cap then comb back wards a few times and wipe it with a towel cause it can get messy and when my son gets fussy or I start to see his head get red I stop and give him a bath to wash it off.

    Answer by babyangelromero at 3:50 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I use A&D ointment n it work like a miracle cream

    Answer by supermom2005 at 3:52 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • Baby oil on dry hair. Wait a couple of hours then wash hair with moisturizing baby shampoo. Repeat if neccisary.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 4:03 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • My doctor told me to use a little bit a head and shoulders once a week. I would put that on there and brush his head really good with a soft brush and let it sit for a minute. I took my sons away in a few weeks.

    Answer by K3lly94 at 4:17 PM on Jul. 10, 2010


    Answer by 1sweetpea803 at 5:01 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • i was told to put head and shoulder on his head at the beginning of his bath and wash it out at the end it worked for my son i was i also put baby oil on his head and brushed it

    Answer by baby1mom at 5:18 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

  • I fought it for months. I finally used vegetable oil and it went away and has been gone over 6 months :)

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 7:39 PM on Jul. 10, 2010

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