Originally posted by jrmiss86:
We have tried using a cap, and he is able to get it off and has been able to do so since the hospital. I am sure that he is scratching his head because it is itchy. But I have also seen him do it when he is going to sleep. Another factor is because of the Kallmans syndrome he has mirror movements of the hands, so when one hand does something so does the other hand, so if one hand is scratching his head, or even playing with his hair, the other side is to. We will try some of the lotions that were mentioned. Thanks again
Have you spoken to your doctor or dermatologist about medication for bedtime to minimize the itching while he is sleeping? My daughter takes atarax before bed to help her with itching...otherwise she is miserable. My son took it until he was about 2 and a half and now only takes it when he is sick because he gets really dry when he is sick.
Another thought...you might be able to find a sunhat that ties under his chin just for use while you are in the house so that he doesnt scratch all of the time. I think you will find that as he gets older and moves around more he will be busy playing and less interested in scratching (that has been our experience anyway).
Best of luck!