How to remove crusts on the head of a baby
Taking care of a newborn's hair begins with the first bath when the baby is completely washed, including the head. Even meticulous care is not able to prevent the formation of crusts on the head of the baby. And, despite the fact that they do not bring him any problems, pediatricians recommend to remove them.
You will need:
- sterile vegetable oil; - Common scallop; - Gauze scarf.
Instruction how to remove the crusts on the head of a baby
Crusts on the head of the baby are seborrheic plaques. Often, they merge and form a scab. Without proper attention to it for a long time can cover the scalp and keep her breathing, and hair growth. And because of the loose fit of the edges of the scales they soon begin to multiply pathogenic microorganisms that cause odor and skin irritation.
To avoid the unpleasant consequences of this natural state of pediatricians recommend to clean off the crust on the head of the baby. But as newborns skin is very delicate, it is necessary to use caution and consistency - to soften, and then removing.
The procedure of removing the crusts on the head of the baby better than spending two hours before bathing. On the scalp the place of formation of crusts generously lubricate sterile vegetable oil. Attach to this site or gauze, cover with a cotton pad. Tie a scarf on the head and leave it for two hours.
Next, proceed to comb softened crusts. Use a fine toothed comb. After that redeems the child's head, and wash with detergent - baby soap or shampoo. Formed after bathing, new crust and comb out comb (washed from the oil).
If a baby has a little hair or they are short, then remove crusts using gauze. To do this, wrap the index finger of one layer in the direction from front to back motion cleans gently picks up a crust. Oil-soaked gauze and change as dry more effective. Then as they comb fine-toothed comb, then wash the baby's head.
Removing crusts on the head of the baby can take several days. This depends on their quantity. Do not use any sharp objects to remove the crusts. Do not apply pressure ridge on the scalp. All procedures are performed carefully.
Often the appearance of crusts occurs again. Maintain the same sequence to remove them at all subsequent times.