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Dr. A. Clark
Dr. A. Clark, Pediatrician
Category: Paediatrics
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Experience:  33 years of experience as a general pediatrician in private practice and in pediatric urgent care.
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Hi, my 9 month old baby has a couple of pus filled spots on

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Hi, my 9 month old baby has a couple of pus filled spots on his scalp. These have been coming up this week, do you know what these spots may be caused by?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Paediatrics
Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 4 years ago.

Dr. A. Clark :

I'm happy that you have asked me to assist you with your child and hope that you can benefit from my many years of helping parents like you.

Dr. A. Clark :

Has his doctor looked at the spots and does he have a history of cradle cap (seborrhea on his scalp)?

Dr. A. Clark :

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

He saw my GP but the spot had gone down but this is a new spot which is quite large, he does have some cradle cap on his head. I normally use dentinox cradle cap shampoo to try and get the cradle cap out which normally helps.

Expert:  Dr. A. Clark replied 4 years ago.
I would pick up Nizoral 1% shampoo as this is far better at treating cradle cap (and dandruff) than anything else on the market. We sometimes use oral antibiotics and topical steroids on this as well but his doctor would have to prescribe these.

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