Well my 13 mo old daughter has this patch on her head. we have been treating it as if it were cradle cap. but it has not gone away its been 2 1/2 weeks. i have tried using the cradle cap soap, vasiline, gently brushing, and etc. just not sure what to come of it.

 

Any ideas? 

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jodia001
Mar. 8, 2008 at 1:57 AM

Is it an actual circle? If so, it's probably ring worm. Ring Worm requires a prescription anti-fungal cream. Ring worm is highly contagious, so if it is everything her head touches will have to be washed.

I had to keep Corbin out of daycare for 48 hours when he contracted ring worm from one of their baby swings.

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maak
Mar. 8, 2008 at 4:48 PM

It is kind of hard to tell, but it looks very similar to somthing my son had. The doctor said it was seborrheic dermatitis.  We just had to put Hydrocortison 1% on it twice a day for 5 days and it was almost gone on day 2.  It wasn't a big deal at all. 

Good luck! 

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ultim...
Mar. 12, 2008 at 11:29 AM

I would take her to the pediatrician just to make sure it isn't ringworm.

www.ultimatebabyonline.com

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parent2b
Mar. 12, 2008 at 1:06 PM

[  It is kind of hard to tell, but it looks very similar to somthing my son had. The doctor said it was seborrheic dermatitis.  We just had to put Hydrocortison 1% on it twice a day for 5 days and it was almost gone on day 2.  It wasn't a big deal at all. ]

I agree. my daughter has that on her body and we put a small amount of hydrocortison 1% on the area once a day and then use Eucerin cream on her body and affected area after baths especially and daily. The Eucerin cream you can get at walmart in the lotion aisle. it usually takes a few days for it to go away, and cradle cap takes a lot longer than 2 weeks, if thats what it is. dermatitis issues, they typically grow out of.  you can try the hydro and eucerin and give it a week. if no improvement or gets worse contact your dr right away.

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