Natural Baby Skin Care: Ringworm Growth And Hair Loss Remedies

Baby Skin Care

Question: How can I get rid of yellow patches on baby’s skin and treat hair loss.
What is the diagnosis of the fungal infection? Is it tinea (ringworm), nappy rash or Candida?

There is a very high prevalence of fungal infections. This occurs more commonly in hot and humid weather conditions. Inadequate nourishment, poor hygiene and sweat, further aggravate the condition, and make the baby prone to infections.

Since how many days is the infection? Have you given any treatment so far? What is the exact site of the infection?

Baby Ringworm Growth Remedies

If it is just a localized infection, (usually occurs in the flexural areas of the body – groin, folds of the arms and legs.), it can successfully be treated with topical anti-fungal creams.

A daily application for 1 to 2 weeks is necessary to completely eradicate the infection.

If it is of a more widespread nature, oral medication becomes indispensable. A course of 1 to 3 months of medication is necessary.

Ringworm of the scalp will take 8 weeks or more to heal completely. Hair and scalp are affected due to the fungal growth. But, you need not worry, once the scalp is free of the infection, normal hair growth occurs.

Candida: Also occurs in the warm, moist parts of the body.

Nappy rash (diaper dermatitis): This is an irritant eczema, which is caused due to the occlusion of feces and urine against the skin.

Baby Skin Care Tips And Diet

  • Keep the skin dry and clean.
  • Change the nappy frequently.
  • Hygiene is of the utmost essence.
  • A regular usage of a barrier cream is helpful.

Most importantly, the baby’s diet should be adequate. Adequate proteins and vitamins should be provided, to speed up cure and help fight the infection.


  1. Salina said:

    Management for hair loss:
    A holistic and combined approach is called for, in the management of hair fall. A complete, balanced diet, good scalp hygiene, and medication, all play crucial parts.

    o Keep the baby’s scalp and hair absolutely clean and non-greasy. This is of utmost essence. (Are there any crusts or rashes on the scalp? Is there itching?)
    o Use a mild shampoo to wash hair and scalp.
    o Ensure that the diet is a healthy and a complete one.
    o Give the baby plenty of milk, yogurt, millets, and soups. These are all hair foods. Mashed fruits and vegetables should be given in adequate amounts, so as to provide all the vital nutrients.
    o Porridge made out of milk and wheatgerm will stimulate the scalp, promote good hair growth, and prevent hair fall. A daily serving of this guarantees good hair.
    o A visit to the pediatrician is a must to ascertain the exact cause of hair fall and to take the required anti-biotic or anti-fungal agents to fight infection.
    o 1 teaspoon of gooseberry juice is another very useful home remedy to encourage hair growth.
    o If you can provide me with the exact details of the disorder, (age of the baby, presence of crusts on the scalp, itching, color of hair, change in hair color, oozing in the scalp, dandruff, bleeding, change in any other aspect of the baby, stool, urine, appetite, and nutrition profile), I could prescribe a homoeopathy remedy, which will work holistically, strengthen the immune system, and prevent hair fall.
    o Most importantly, do not panic, hair growth improves with age, but, following a good dietary pattern is critical.

    November 12, 2009
  2. J said:


    I am facing same problem with my baby. She is 7 months old, she has some patches of dry skin on middle of her scalp, her hair looses from side and back of her scalp, but in the middle the growth is normal. Her hair color is black. No oozing, no dandruff, no itching, no bleeding.

    I am giving her roasted lentils and rice, fruits, soup of vegetables alternatively.

    December 14, 2009
  3. f said:

    At birth my daughters hair was shaved according to custom. But now she is 15 months now and he hair has not grown except for a little portion in the front and scattered and tiny pieces at the back. She does not have any infection. I was told to cut it all over again so as to make them grow together, but I am scared.

    October 29, 2010

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