How can I cure cradle cap and eczema completely in a 4-month-old baby?
I am using baby oil for her hair and combing it. It takes away some of the cradle cap, but not all of it. I’ve also tried using a toothbrush.
I also found some liquid on her head. Is that common? I am using hydrocortisone cream for eczema. Now it seems to be under control. How do I prevent it from coming again?
Treatments For Cradle Cap And Eczema In Babies
Since cradle cap is due to immature enzyme production in newborn babies, you can’t really clear it up once and for all until the baby is old enough. But you can use Borago oil to treat it. Very efficient! Learn more about treating cradle cap here.
Eczema is a whole other business. Actually, science doesn’t really know why it occurs! Babies often get eczema because of their skin is too dry. It can also be due to food allergies or being sensitive to detergents, for example.
Try to avoid soap as much as you can for your baby, since it really makes the skin dry.
Use a good baby lotion if you have to. And watch for signs of allergies. You can find several more suggestions on how to mitigate a baby’s dry eczema here.
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