Good night … I want to ask … I have a new baby girl, I want it for 2 months … What do I do, how to cure my child’s scalp like crust like dandruff ?? Please enlighten me. Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Dandruff or cradle condition is a condition that is actually commonly found in infants, especially in the first months of life. This condition will usually gradually disappear by itself at the age of 6-12 months.
So far it has not yet been found the exact cause why dandruff in this baby can appear. What is clear, so far the appearance of dandruff has been determined not because of lack of cleanliness. Factors thought to influence the appearance of baby dandruff include the effect of hormones from the mother during the end of pregnancy which is still settled in the baby, but can also be due to the influence of fungal and bacterial infections. This condition is not contagious and harmless.
When you encounter this condition, among the things you can try to do to get rid of it is gently massaging his head with baby oil, olive oil or oil jelly before shampooing. Let stand for 15 minutes. Then, wet the scalp and rub gently using a bristle brush or soft toothbrush for a few minutes so that the crust can fall out. Finally, then you can incubate it, rinse thoroughly then dry. Make sure there is no residual oil on the scalp because this can actually make the crust stick. If it is difficult to remove oil, leave the shampoo on his head for a few minutes before rinsing it.
If after doing this the crust or dandruff in question is not gone, there may be other conditions that occur in your child. For that, check your child to the pediatrician or to a dermatologist. So, hopefully answering your question.