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Question: babies scalp

 roxy89 - Thu Jul 29, 2010 5:39 pm

my son resently turned 1 years old and got his first hair cut.
i noticed that he has ,what looks like cradle cap on his scalp.
there is yellow-ish dry patches on his scalp. when i rub them they flack away.
could this be anything other than cradle cap?and what can i do to rid him of this?
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Jul 31, 2010 7:30 am

User avatar Hello,
The clinical picture of your child is of Seborrheic dermatatitis. This occurs commonly on scalp in infants and children. There is scaling which could be dry or moist . Yellowish patches of scaling are common.
The cause is said to be an yeast like organism P.ovale.
In children, most cases of are self limiting. The mild types of seborrheic dermatitis are treated with mild shampoo on alternate days.Severe types may need steroid creme applications. In some children this may be associated wih an allergic dermatitis called Atopic dermatitis.Most cases of seborrhea are self limiting.Best wishes.

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