I tried the usual treatment (soaking with oil, gently brushing scales off with a toothbrush) yesterday. After removing the scales, the rash was weeping clear fluid, and it's crusted over again today.
I've been putting a plaintain/wild chamomile poultice on it to soothe the itch, and I've also been putting a bit of tea tree oil diluted in grapeseed on it. In the past I've also used shea butter and Earth Mama Angle Baby's Bottom Balm, to relieve the dryness.
Does this sound like cradle cap to you? Has your baby ever had something similar on their face? What worked for you?
Hmm... I've seen it around the eyebrows and behind the ears, but not all over the forehead. I don't remember ever having a baby whose skin weeped from it but maybe ours was mild.
I would be inclined to consider an allergy of some sort? Soap or laundry detergent possibly? Is he having any digestive issues that would indicate a problem?
I don't think there are any digestive issues...however, DS1 (who is 2 and a half and still nursing) has had a persistent yeast diaper rash for months. Nothing will kill it. I wonder if it's something in my diet?
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