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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Cradle cap usually begins to show in babies during their first three months and tends to last a few weeks or months.
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.
Ketoconazole (Nizoral) shampoo appears to be a safe and efficacious treatment for infants with cradle cap (strength of recommendation [SOR]: C, consensus, usual practice, opinion, disease-oriented evidence, and case series).
They tell you how to deal with cradle cap and projectile vomiting, but never a word about how to carry on a normal punting life while avoiding having your child taken into care by social services.
Cradle cap is most commonly found in babies under one but can affect adults too, spreading to the face, ears and groin and becoming very itchy.
I applied the herbal salve to everything: diaper rash, cradle cap, cuts and scrapes, and also found it handy to use as a hand moisturizer and lip balm.
From cradle cap to diaper rash, very young children are prone to several types of dermatitis.
Cradle cap in infancy usually clears without treatment by age eight to 12 months.
"Cradle cap" is seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp.