cradle cap


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cradle cap

[′krād·əl ‚kap]
(medicine)
Heavy, greasy crusts on the scalp of an infant; seborrheic dermatitis of infants.
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It is important not to scratch or pick at the cradle cap, in case an infection develops.
Persistent cradle cap can be treated with specialist shampoos or prescription creams.
Eczema treatment can include the use of an over-the-counter or prescription topical, steroid-free antihistamine, while cradle cap usually clears without treatment by eight to 12 months.
I also love Badger Baby Balm, which is really great for nappy rash and hard-to-shift cradle cap.
A THIS sounds like cradle cap, which usually appears as scaly, yellow flakes.
Experts recommend that parents learn how to recognize and cope with common skin woes such as diaper rash, cradle cap, eczema, peeling around the wrists, feet and armpits (areas where skin creases), and the acne-like pimples which can occur on the forehead, cheeks and chin.
Cradle cap is the name given to the yellowish, greasy scaly patches that appear on the scalp of young babies.
A Rubbing on slightly heated St John's wort oil (available from health stores) can significantly improve cradle cap.
Amikole's Baby Butter -- 100% shea butter scented with essential oils Blue Chamomile, Lavender, Melissa and Geranium, Amikole's Baby Butter can be used on dry skin, cradle cap or smoothed onto the diaper area to create a protective barrier between baby's skin and the diaper.
However, the study included data on conditions like nappy rash and cradle cap, which I wouldn't recognise as eczema.
Everything from breastfeeding difficulties and cradle cap to parenting and stomach pains is explained.