Cradle cap remedies?

United States
April 20, 2007 1:59pm CST
Does anyone have some cradle cap remedies? That actually worked and how long. My son just turned a month and it just won't go away!
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@kuting (887)
• Philippines
23 Apr 07
my son also had cradle cap when he was 2 to 3 months. i would put a light layer of baby oil on his head before bath time. i also use a top to toe bath wash and lightly scrub his head with a wash cloth. after his bath, i use a baby hair brush with very soft bristles to comb his hair. cradle caps would usually disappear on the 4th or 5th month of babies.
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Well the baby oil does work well, I also bought some stuff specifically for cradle cap, and that worked great. It's by Natural remedies I think, it's in the baby department by shampoo etc. At Walmart. (if you have one). My son, had cradle cap very badly when he was younger, I started using that stuff, and I only had to do it every 3-4 days or so to keep the cradle cap down. He outgrew it now I suppose, he hasn't had it since he was about 5 months.
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@cynddvs (2950)
• United States
21 Apr 07
My daughter had cradle cap for a little while when she was about your sons age. I would put baby oil on her hear and use a soft bristle brush to get the cradle cap off. After that I would wash her hair or I guess head at the time lol and most of it would come off. I just had to keep doing that until it all went away. As far as I know there are no medications for cradle cap but I could be wrong on that one.
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@Gemmygirl1 (2870)
• Australia
22 Apr 07
Ok, i am going to disagree with everyone - LOL - you don't want to brush or comb it out - t's attached to the scalp so that is painful! I'm not sure if you have the same stuff as here in Australia but we have a oil product called Egozite - it is designed to be put directly on the cradle cap - it loosens it all up & then it breaks away from the scalp on it's own & you can then wash bub's hair & it will come off on it's own! My Dr also recommended sorbolene cream 3-4 times a day, i did try baby oil in the beginning like a lot of people have said but it caused my daughter's scalp to become all inflamed & very painful looking so i had to stop (it seems my daughter has extra sensitive skin) so try the sorboline & if it doesn't work, go to your local pharmacy & ask them for a medicated cradle cap lotion or shampoo - that way you'll have more luck but please, don't try & pick it off. Good luck & i hope you find something that works.
• United States
22 Apr 07
You know I may try looking for those, not sure if they are in the states though. Yes, his head has become red in several areas and of course this made me wonder if I wasn't hurting him. Thank you for your suggestions.