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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2% Table 4: incidental scalp findings in patients attending OPD for other reasons Incidental Scalp findings Number (n=181) Dandruff 96 Male pattern alopecia 33 Premature greying 27 Sparse hair 15 Cradle cap 7 Matting of hair 1 Hemangioma 1 Woolly hair 1
It usually clears up by the time the child is two years old, although in rare cases children can have cradle cap for longer.
Of course, it would be reasonable to prefer mineral oil just in case--it is suited to removing cradle cap mechanically, though olive oil might provide additional 'desquamation power.
A Most newborns will develop cradle cap at some point.
Cradle cap is a form of seborrheic dermatitis that manifests as greasy patches of scaling on the scalp of infants between the second week and sixth month of life.
Most parents see all that cradle cap on the infant's head and the scaly rash behind the infant's ears and feel that they are not keeping their child clean.
It is so safe that moms use it on their babies to help heal scrapes, soothe the scalp, heal cradle cap and keep diaper rash at bay.
A history of severe cradle cap and diaper dermatitis helps to differentiate between pediatric psoriasis and atopic dermatitis, so be sure to ask, according to Dr.
Pityriasis amiantacea - basically adult cradle cap can cause hair loss, as can crash dieting.
The common symptoms of dandruff are: yellowish greasy scales involving almost the entire scalp, in severe forms it may spread beyond the hairy scalp, in infants it may affect the scalp, called cradle cap and people with dandruff may also experience irritation, itching and redness on the scalp.
The line includes products for stretch marks, eczema and cradle cap.
Tapped to provide marketing and public relations services for the Smaldore Bean-B-Clean, BRANDX GROUP will work on further developing the brand, while capitalizing on it's already sterling reputation for being a gentle solution for cradle cap removal.