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What causes falky skin on scalp of an infant? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Dec-2014
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User:HelloLloyd doctor
Doctor:Please proceed
User:My baby is 3 n half month old
User:He has dandruff kind off stuff on his head
User:Wat can be done to cure this
Doctor:Since when is this dandruff kind off stuff is present?
User:?since one month
Doctor:Is the stuff sticky in nature? Can you upload a picture so that it would be easy for me to diagnose the condition?
User:No it XXXXXXX not sticky... It looks like dry flakes
Doctor:Can you upload a photo?
User:Sorry couldnt takee aa snap
Doctor:From the description provided by you, I feel that it could be a fungal infection producing flakes or could be a new skin formation on the scalp peeling out the old skin in form of flakes. But it needs to confirmed.
Doctor:I would advise you to see your pediatrician or a dermatologist to confirm.
User:Initially it wasas like aa crust slowly it had gone... Noww it iss like small dru flakes all'll over the head
Doctor:Other than this avoid hair oil and any shave of the head till it is diagnosed.
Doctor:Could be a fungal infection. but needs to be diagnosed as said before.
Doctor:It would be very difficult to suggest without examining.
User:Can desowen cream bee applied
Doctor:It is a mild steroid cream but i would not advise without examination
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me to help you with?
User:II had applied that cream once forr myy baby... Will it cause any side effects
Doctor:It is a mild steroid cream and shouldn't have any side effects if applied once or twice.
Doctor:Do you have any more queries for me?
User:By. When can we start solid food
Doctor:As your baby is 3 and half months. till 6 months it is exclusive breast feeding and after 6 months slow weaning with semi solid and solid foods gradually.
User:Ok... Which food too start first
Doctor:semi solid foods like dal, gangi, liquid consistency upma.
Doctor:smashed fruits.
User:How about juice like carrot
Doctor:yes, if it is completely filtered.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Can we give grape water when baby cries
Doctor:At present mother's milk is enough and no other feed is advised.
Doctor:Anything else?
User:No more queries
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here. Bye for now.
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