asktheDoc; Craig Lennox Our GP expert will answer your questions every week.
Q HOWdo I know whether to get a lump checked out by my GP? A HAVE it checked straight away. Your GP doesn't mind checking out hundreds of harmless lumps if it means they catch the rare cancerous ones.
Bear in mind that most lumps are non-cancerous and it just makes sense to have them checked out. But if it is cancerous, the sooner it is found, the better for treatment.
Q HOW should I treat my baby's cradle- cap? A CRADLE-cap tends to run in families and is not caused by poor hygiene or an allergy and it is not contagious.
Treat by rubbing baby oil or olive oil into the area at night and gently loosen the flakes in the morning. Don't pick at the scabs.
More severe cases may require anti-fungal or steroid creams from your GP.
Craig Lennox Our GP expert will answer your questions every week
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||May 11, 2009|
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