I can't find too much on cradle cap in children, other than by the time they are older, it's usually something else. Ds1-4yrs-still has cradle cap. It's very frustrating. I've read a little that it can be an immune problem, a gut problem, an allergy etc. So I'm not sure where to start. It's definately not dandruff-it's the same stuff he had as an infant.
He had an allergy/excema problem as an infant -the cradle cap would cake up behind and in his ears and I cut about 90% of wheat out of my diet and watched his for 2yrs. It rarely is by his ears now, but on his head it's there. Hard to see because of his hair, but I think it bothers him.
I'm wondering if it's a diet thing, but how long would it be before I noticed it not coming back with an elimination diet? If it's wheat, what can I use as a substitute? Most of what I buy has wheat. Should I try a gluten free diet? Is that hard to do?
I did find a natropath near me, so may take him to her and see what she says.