My son who is 4, 5 this Aug still has cradle cap. i did some reading and was able to remove what was there but it came back! Any thoughts or suggestions?
DD 11, DS 4.
Dandruff shampoo is the most common recomendation. I never liked using that stuff on my kids. I just saturated their scalp with oil every time it got built up and combed it out. My son got it until at least age 7. He's nine now and I every so often think I see some, but since his self care is mostly independent at this point I couldn't tell you for sure.
Selsun Blue was the only thing that worked for my kids. According to my pediatrician, cradle cap is a type of fungus and soaking the scalp/hair in oil (which is what we tried and thought was working) is at best, a temporary fix because it is only removing the scabs/crust.
We found we only had to use it once and that cleared it up. One kiddo in particular had more problems and if we ever saw a hint of it returning, we broke out the Selsun Blue. He is 3-1/2 and we haven't had to use it in over a year.