Hair Loss in Baby

Every time I take my baby out from bed, I always see lots of hair on her pillow. Hair falls out during first few weeks or months is common in babies. What not common is if your baby has circular patches on scalp with redness and scaling, sometimes with little broken-off hairs. If this is happened, you need to see the doctor, because it can be ringworm.

Ringworm, which has nothing at all to do with worms, is a contagious fungal infection of the skin. It can be itchy and unpleasant, but it's not painful or dangerous. When the fungus affects the scalp, the condition is called tinea capitis, and when it affects the body it's tinea corporis.

Ringworm shows up most commonly often in children over the age of 2age 2 and older, but it's possible for babies and adults to get it too.



JazLive said...

Listerine helps;

* in a small sterilized container (i.e., measuring cup for liquid detergent) pour about an ounce
* with a q-tip for small areas or cotton ball for larger areas ~~ dap the infected area
* allow to dry in

Listerine helps diminish itching and sterilize to speed-up the healing process.

Blue-Star Ointment is excellent too. Be sure to dilute about half and half with Acquahor

Some folks use petroleum jelly instead of Acquaphor; but, I do not like the fact that petro jelly does not absorb into the skin - Acquaphor does :D

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