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*joy* 01-27-2007 08:11 PM

Any suggestions?? Quick!
My ds has had a dry scalp for quite a while. Well, I finally got the dry flakes gone, but now he's rubbing at the top of his head, like it itches. I was thinking of putting a hydrocortizone cream on it. Any suggestions or ideas? :headscratch:
I'd like to put it on him before he lays down for bed. Thanks!

calapitters 01-28-2007 09:12 AM

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This reply is probably too late, but it sounds like your ds has cradle cap. Vaseline always worked here, but really, any heavy duty moisturizer should work. Hydrocortizone cream has steroids in it, so I would only use that as a last resort.

Sweet_Fantasy_Fox 01-28-2007 09:50 AM

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vaseline is bad for us, i wouldnt use it now after tlalking to a mama babout the dangers of vaseline and babyoil.
i would call and ask the pharmacist, they are very helpful and maybe you can wash his hair in a small amount of selsum blue

betty_joanne 01-28-2007 09:58 AM

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Put breast milk or olive oil on it.

fostermomcchr 01-28-2007 01:20 PM

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I always stay away from hydrocortizone if I can help it-it thins the skin and overuse is really bad. The first time I used it on one of the fosterbabies, I was shocked to see that it had bleached his beautiful brown skin a lighter color all where I had used it-since the doc had told me to use it, I had no choice, but I always ask now if there is something else I can use or if this it what must be used. 'For cradle cap, I wash the hair/scalp with head n shoulders intensive treatment, rinse with vinegar-this helps keep the cradle cap from returning. If you want to put olive or almond oil on the scalp prior to washing, that will also help, scrub with a soft toothbrush to remove scales, then wash/rinse w/ H&S/vinegar.

pinkflamingos77 01-28-2007 01:24 PM

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Olive oil

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