11 Oct 07
at first my wife and me thought it was craddle cap. after a while we realized that the rash got worse when my wife ate seafood, nuts, and egg. after this and seeing doctors many times we can conclude that the rash was cause by allergy. now after 6 months my boy no longer breasfeeding but he is on formula. and the rash simply gone..
30 Mar 07
His scalp sounds like cradle cap. This can be removed with rubbing olive oil into it, then later try with a baby brush or pick it off, make sure you are very gentle. And the other symptoms sounds like a wet rash, maybe he wasnt dried properly after a bath, if this is the case just leave it and make sure the area is properly dried next time.
1 Apr 07
NOOOOOO - do NOT ever pick at cradle cap - i have had lectures about this from everyone, you don't pick at it as you can cause scarring & things like that. My daughter had it to begin with - there are some great creams you can use, try Johnson's baby oil, there's also something here in Australia called Egozite (you may have it there) which gradually loosens the cradle cap & will eventually stop it from coming back but please - don't pick or scratch at it.
6 Oct 07
fungal infection could be caused by the reaction of a certain chemical which your boy might be allergic to. it spreads if it not taken care of. these bacterias find comfort in moist warm areas. so i guess its best to use a mild shampoo for the little head. and the wipe dry after the shower. make sure your boy doesnt scratch the infected area too. else, that particular spot will start spreading. =) take care for now.
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30 Mar 07
i too have a scalp condition and my doctor gives me medicated shampoo. his doctor will probably give you medication to rub on his little head. or depending on what his infection is and stuff, your doctor may give him a medication he takes orally. such is rarely a matter of grave concern, but it does need doctor attention.