Yellow crusts on the head of a baby

Already in the first month after the birth of the mother may encounter yellow crusts on the head of the baby, which give him an untidy look. However, there is good news - their appearance does not affect the health of the child, but only indicates the process of adaptation to life outside of mom.

In rare cases, such crusts, and expressed in scientific gneiss, or seborrheic dermatitis, indicate the infant's predilection for allergies, which so far manifests itself.

Then, desquamations on the cheeks, rashes and other attributes of individual intolerance to food, medicine, household chemicals and other things may be added. Sometimes crusts are formed not only on the scalp, and also require attention from the mother.

How to deal with gneiss?

Yellow crusts on the face, eyebrows, forehead, behind the ears of the baby cause no less concern than on the head, as removing them, you can seriously injure the delicate skin and bring the infection. To avoid this, you need to follow the skin treatment plan:

  1. First, all the problem areas - the head, eyebrows, cheeks, behind the ears are abundantly smeared with baby oil, but the usual refined will also do. He is kept on the body for at least an hour, and then move on to the next point.
  2. The baby is placed in a tub with a warm water and begins to water it with the head for about 10-15 minutes, after which it is washed with a soft softener for the hair and body, while grabbing the edges with a cotton pad.
  3. You can comb the crusts with baby scallops either directly during water procedures, or after. For the first case, you will need either an assistant, or a children's slide for swimming, so that your mother's hands are free. You can remove the comb only those crusts that have softened. If they look dense and do not yield, you should leave them until the next treatment and give more time for steaming in the bath.

If you regularly perform such procedures, depending on the scale of the lesion, you can bring out yellow crusts on the head and face of the baby for a month or two. But to relax after this is not worth it, since they tend to recur. If this problem is found again, you should consult a doctor to diagnose the cause and purpose of the treatment.