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Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap: Introduction

A scalp condition that commonly affects babies. The scalp develops greasy, yellow, scaly patches. It is not known why the condition occurs but it is neither harmful nor distressing to the baby. The condition is not a result of poor hygiene. ...more »

Symptoms of Cradle Cap

Treatments for Cradle Cap

  • Washing with soap and water
  • Scraping off scales with brush or comb after washing
  • Soaking overnight in baby oil - somewhat unclear; some sources recommend against using baby oil.
  • Wash off the scales after soaking overnight
  • Topical corticosteroids
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Cradle Cap

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Cradle Cap may include:

  • Shampoo frequently
  • Thyme tea rinse
  • Shampoo for extended time
  • Scalp massage
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Causes of Cradle Cap

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Misdiagnosis and Cradle Cap

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Prognosis for Cradle Cap

Prognosis for Cradle Cap: Not usually harmful. Cases usually respond to simple treatments.

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Definitions of Cradle Cap:

A dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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