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Cradle Cap

Information about Cradle Cap

We Have to Know about the Cradle Cap

  • A disease of the scalp in babies, characterized by greasy, yellow, scaly patches on the skin of the scalp. The condition is temporary and harmless

Causes of Cradle Cap

  • The cause is unknown
  • It is not due to infection, allergy or inadequate washing

Signs & Symptoms of Cradle Cap

  • Greasy, yellow scaling patches over the baby’s scalp
  • Not itchy and the child is not distressed by it

Medical advice for Cradle Cap

  • Cradle cap is a temporary condition which will disappear by itself after a while
  • If it spreads to other areas of the body see your doctor

Treatment for Cradle Cap

  • Medicated shampoo

Self-care for Cradle Cap

  • Rub a little olive oil into the baby’s scalp before bed
  • When the scales have been removed, wash the baby’s hair with a mild baby shampoo
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