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.
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Are you concerned with the chemicals in selsun blue? makes me nervous to use on my 3 yo, especially because he hates getting his hair washed and I can foresee drama when rinsing it out especially if it gets in his eyes.
Loving wife to DH mama to DS1 3/13/09 , DS2 4/20/11 and DS3 1/12/13 Professional and attempting to while
I know there are Organic dandruff shampoos, Jasons makes one I think. Selson blue always seemed kind of extreme to me, but as I said I have used Head and Shoulders and it gets the gunk off. Not even vaguely crunchy, I know.