My son is turning 3 in a month and a half. His hair is really thick and it grows fast so when I get it cut I have them cut it as short as possible. We got it cut last night and I found his entire head is covered in ORANGE flakes! It's really gross and I feel horrible even though it doesn't seem to bother him at all. Any idea why it's orange and what I can do to get rid of it? I've heard olive oil but is that just for babies? Should I use an adult dandruff shampoo? (He already uses adult shampoo anyway). If I do use olive oil how often and what exactly do I do?
<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ThreeLittleBirds:</b>" Sounds like cradle cap or some kind of ... [snip!] ... time with kids."</blockquote> It immediately reminded me of cradle cap but I thought that only happened with newborns?"</blockquote>
I think it can something similar can happen to older kids. I would take him to the Dr. My dd had something like that on her scalp behind her ears and needed an antifungal cream for a week.
my daughter had a real bad dry scalp and i took her to the docs in they said that she had schrious i cant spell it but it just real dry scalp they gave me a special shampoo that dont smell to good so after i use the shampoo i used her regular one for the moisture and smell...
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TantricLemons:</b>" Coconut oil all over his head, let it soak ... [snip!] ... it. Its an anti fungal and will soften it up."</blockquote> Thanks I'd rather try that first before dandruff shampoo."
you can scrape it off after it has been "marinating" for a while. You can also do an apply cider/water rinse to get rid of build up.