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Infant having dry skin on the ear lobe. Using olive oil. Further medication?

My daughter is 7 weeks old & has dry skin on her external ear not behind the ear just the front including the lobe. I make sure they re dry after bathing & use olive oil which works for an hour or two then it just returns. She has no other dry skin problems & her scalp is clear. Please could you suggest anything better? X
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
For the dryness of ear you can apply Cetaphil moisturising lotion for twice or thrice daily and usually immediately after bathing within 1 or 2 minutes to maintain the moisture after bath.
And for bathing you can use moisturizing baby soaps.
If it is still dry consult your Pediatrician for proper advise.
Hope i have answered your query.
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
do not worry your daughter is having dryness in localized area.apply an emollient cream over the area initially after bath and then 2 to 3 times in a day.I also suggest you to apply small amount of breast milk on it 2 to 3 times.
In case dryness persist and causes discomfort consult your pediatrician.

Your baby will be fine
God bless
Answered: Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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