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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 contagious /con·ta·gious/ (-jus) capable of being transmitted from one individual to another, as a contagious disease; communicable.

con·ta·gious
adj.
1. Of or relating to contagion.
.

Treat by rubbing rubbing,
v creating friction and heat by drawing the hands across the body at varying speeds, rhythms, and depths. Benefits include muscle elongation, tension release, and increased flexibility.
 baby oil or olive oil olive oil, pale yellow to greenish oil obtained from the pulp of olives by separating the liquids from solids. Olive oil was used in the ancient world for lighting, in the preparation of food, and as an anointing oil for both ritual and cosmetic purposes.  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.

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 11, 2009
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