Cradle Cap

INFANTILE SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS

Lots of newborn babies suffer from scaling of the scalp commonly known as cradle cap or infantile seborrheic dermatitis. This usually presents as greasy appearing scaly patches that may sometimes become quite thick. It may also spread to affect the face or body. The baby often appears undisturbed by the rash, even when the rash is widespread. Occasionally, the rash can clear up spontaneously.

TREATMENT & CARE FOR CRADLE CAP

Oils or ointments can be applied to soften the scales prior to shampoo. Gentle medicated shampoos may be prescribed to loosen and remove the scales. A mild steroid lotion may be applied for a short course if necessary.

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