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What medication can be used to treat cradle cap in a child?

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Dr. Deepak Patel

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Posted on Fri, 27 Jul 2018 in Child Health
Question: Hello sir,

I am XXXX from XXXXXXX XXXXXXX and have a question for my 2.5 MONTH kid.

she has Cradle Cap on her head and her hair are also falling because of this. please find the pics attached. please let me know what we can use on her head to get it cured.

I heard of a Mild Shampoo called "Cetrilak".

I am attaching the pics for your reference.


Thanks,

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Cradle cap

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM. Can understand your concerns.

I have seen the picture that you have attached. This is definitely cradle cap which is a fungal infection of scalp.

Use cetrilak shampoo alternate day for 1 week.
Also use Zole-f cream local application two times a day on the affected area.

The hair will come after 2 to 3 weeks.

I hope this will help you.
Wishing your child good health.
Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 2 days later
hello sir,

I have another question for my 2.5 month old kid.

she has a bulge ( Daanna) on her left hand with puss in it. I think it came because of the vaccination she was given.

please see the pics attached.

please let me know how to heal.

thanks,

XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Needs incision and drainage

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I have seen the picture that you have attached.

This is a big pus filled lesion. It will most probably require incision and drainage. You need to get the child examined by a doctor immediately.

Take care.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Patel 3 hours later
thanks sir
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Patel 3 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to ask.

Take care.
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