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My newborn has very dry skin

Postby Guest Posts on Tue Jan 17, 2017 11:25 am

Hi - my little girl is 4 days old and was born with really dry skin. My midwife has told me to use olive oil on her skin but she cries when I do. I think it might be hurting her. Can you give me some advice and perhaps an alternative cream please?
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Re: My newborn has very dry skin

Postby Dr Emma Wedgeworth on Wed Jan 18, 2017 10:27 pm

Great question!

There are currently studies going in the uk looking at the importance of moisturising babies skin.

I would advise a very bland greasy moisturiser similar. Your gp can advise on the exact one.

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Re: My newborn has very dry skin

Postby Dr Nisith Sheth on Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:40 pm

also a humectant like glycerol (3 parts) with 1 part rose water can also in babies and toddlers when other things irritate but its not as hydrating as the greasy mositurisers
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