mY eNcOuNtEr W!F cRaDlEcAp & eZcEmA

my first encounter with a baby skin disease was the cradlecap (also known as seborrheic dermatitis) and to me, it was a terrible one, both physically and emotionally.

it started off with red rashes on the forehead… however it was being passed off as heat rashes by my confinement lady. applied calamine lotion and it seemed to helped a lil. however in less than few day, the redness came back and the skin became dry and scaly.

i hate the thought of putting lotion on bb face because it contained perfume but eventually i gave in to the advice that it helped the other babies to recover. i felt something was wrong but i just wasn’t strong enough to debate with an experience lady. i wouldn’t say it’s her fault, but i blamed myself for not realising early enough on what will happen next.

Thick yellowish and scaly patches started to appear on my poor bb’s eyebrow and forehead. it was really an ugly sight and painful for him. Got to know that it is cradlecap through my dear sister and she taught me the removal method. It was then I saw the cradlecap on the head as well hidden by the hair … my oh my! I quickly went to Guardian to get the Dentinox Treatment Shampoo and Olive Oil and began the treatment. 

but after a few days, scaly patches began to spread to the cheek, ears and chin and eventually to the body. that was the final straw. the anxious mother n his doting maternal grandparents immediately sent him to Dr. Ong, the Paediatrician @ AGlow recommended by my sister.

kyson was officially diagnosed with ezcema and serious cradlecap. gosh! should hv brought him here early if i’ve been more alert since his daddy has ezcema too. didn’t knw that it can be inherited. he was given fungicort cream for the ezcema and physiogel cream from stiefel to restore his healthy skin condition.

my baby HATED the treatment and cried badly whenever I tried to scrap off his dry skin. therefore he had to be fed while the scraping thing was being carried out. it was really stressing and heartbreaking for us and it took a lot of patience for one to do this. i really thanked my mum for being so supportive throughout the “scrapping” period. without her help, bb would not have recovered so soon. (to be continued)