7 Week Old Dry Skin Question

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Pea Pod - March 6

My dd is 7 weeks tomorrow. For the past week or so she has this dry skin patch on her forhead. It's sorta yellow-ish. Is this eczema or just dry skin? Is there anything I should do about it? Lotion? No lotion?

 

mamagoose - March 6

Sounds like eczema... the lotion won't help if it is, you'll have to get a very mild hydrocortisone cream to clear it up. Get your doctor or pharmacist to recommend one for babies, that is safe for use on the face.

 

Ciarasmom - March 6

My dd had the same thing. It was dry in the space between her eyes and worked it's way to her eyebrows. It wasn't yellow but white. I would just rub olive oil on it and it would disappear, but of course come back after a bath or later in the day. I sometimes would pick the pieces that were almost flaking off, just to help it along. I began to think it was cradles cap as I read it can appear other places besides their head. She is now 9 weeks and it seems to be gone.

 

ssmith - March 6

The yellow-ish colour sounds kind of like a cradle-cap sort of thing. My dd had it when she was new. Try a bit of oil, it might come right off.

 

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