Crusty Baby’s Skin And Hair Loss?
At noon, my baby is 3 months old, his scalp is crusted, and his hair is falling out in several parts, what is the cause? And is it dangerous?
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Crusty baby's scalp can be caused by several possibilities, including:
cradle cap (infantile seborrheic dermatitis)
Tinea capitis (fungal infection of baby's scalp)
Impetigo (bacterial infection of the skin)
The most common cause of crust on the baby's scalp is the cradle cap. This condition is very common in infants and is most common in infants aged 3 months, but may be found in infants aged 3 weeks to 12 months. Symptoms that can be found are a scalp that looks thick, scaly, yellowish in color, and looks oily. In addition to the scalp, cradle cap can also occur in other areas such as the ears, forehead, eyebrows, and other facial areas. Babies usually do not feel other disturbing symptoms.
Cradle cap is a condition that is not dangerous and can heal by itself, usually at the age of 12 months this condition has disappeared on its own. However, if you notice that the crust on the scalp is getting wider, the baby looks fussy and disturbed by this condition, the scalp appears festering or smells bad, or if the condition does not improve with self-care at home (will be explained below), you should You take your baby to the pediatrician so that you can further evaluate this condition.
Some things you can do include
Apply lubricants such as vegetable oil, petroleum jelly, or baby oil to the area that is crusty, let it sit for several hours, then bathe and clean it with a gentle baby shampoo
Wash the baby's head with a gentle baby shampoo at least once a day
Rub the crust on the scalp with a soft toothbrush or a soft baby brush comb so that the crust thinning and not getting thicker.
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