The Cause Of Babies Often Scratching Their Heads?

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why yes my baby often can’t scratch my head. even though my hair is bald, the pillow is clean, then the soap has been replaced with newborn baby soap, his scalp is dry.

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Do you mean that on your baby's scalp and body there is a kind of scaly plaque or only the skin looks scaly dry?


If what you see is a scaly plaque on the baby's skin that looks a little greasy yellowish, then your baby may have a cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis in the baby. Cradle cap is most often found in the scalp area, but can also be found in other body areas such as behind the ear, around the eyebrows, nose, armpits, or in the groin area. This condition is completely harmless and generally disappears after the baby is 6 to 12 months old. Some things you can do to overcome the cradle cap include:

Clean the child's head with a gentle baby shampoo once a day
rub the scaly area by using a soft towel or using a soft brush comb or you can also use a soft toothbrush when washing hair
Apply petroleum jelly or baby oil about 15 minutes before washing your hair to soften the scales on the head

Scaly plaque on the baby's scalp and body can also be caused by other things such as fungal infections on the skin. If indeed the physical condition of the plaque does not improve after trying self-care at home or appears to be increasingly spread, you should take it to the pediatrician for further evaluation and management.


If the baby's head and skin look scaly (there is no visible plaque or redness on the skin), chances are your baby has only dry skin. You can try bathing the baby with a special baby soap that does not contain fragrance, no need to bathe the baby every day (2-3 days only), and apply lotion for babies that do not contain fragrance also to help moisturize the baby's skin.

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