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Severe thick and white cradle cap patches on the top of head, hurts while combing. How to clear it ?

My 7 year old son has what looks like severe cradle cap in patches on the top of his head. I have tried to comb it out but it pulls patches of his hair out. It is very thick and white and attached to the root of his hair. It hurts to comb his hair. I am using t-sal shampoo but it is not helping. What can I do to help clear this up?
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Thanks for the query.

It is called as seborrhea

This condition is very common in young children.

You can use olive oil to remove the scales.

Use a mild shampoo.

Its not good to use T sal at such young age.

Please meet a dermatologist and discuss regarding this.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Wed, 17 Jul 2013
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