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What are the treatments for cradle cap?

None needed

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Cradle cap does not usually need to be treated. If it seems to be bothering the infant (or the parent), you can remove it by applying a lubricant (baby oil, olive oil, Aquaphor). Leave the lubricant in for 15 minutes and then take a soft toothbrush and gently scrape it out. If that doesn't work, it's probably worth it to see your pediatrician.
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Can you tell me how to get rid of adults cradle cap?

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SEBORRHEIC DERMATITIS IS A COMMON INFANT CONDITION. HOWEVER, ADULTS CAN GET IT(DANDRUFF) AS WELL. TREATMENT IS A SHAMPOO WITH SALICYLIC ACID, SELENIUM SULFIDE, COAL TAR OR ZINC PYRITHIONE. USE DAILY FOR A WEEK OR SO, THEN CUT IT TO 2-3 TIMES A WEEK. LEAVE IT IN PLACE FOR 5 MINS OR SO AFTER GENTLY MASSAGING THE SCALP, THEN RINSE.
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How can adult cradle cap be treated?

Is it really??

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The closest thing to infant cradle cap in adults would actually be a fungal infection of the scalp. Cradle cap in infants is basically old skin cells stuck together unaffected by baby shampoos that don't loosen the flakes.Regular use of medicated dandruff shampoo will help adults solve the flake issue,but if unresponsive you will need to have it looked at by your PCP.
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What is cradle cap? Can adults get it, too?

Unlikely

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Cradle cap is due to the accumulation of dried and dead skin in the scalp of an infant, usually due to family's concern that mild scalp massage might "damage the brain through the baby's soft spot." As adults do not have a soft spot, they are much less likely to have cradle cap, as the fear of brain damage from scalp massage is not present.
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How do you get rid of cradle cap on adults?

Dandruff shampoo

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Use a dandruff shampoo and leave it on the scalp for 5 minutes before rinsing. Do this daily. If it is not clearing then see the doctor because it could be an infection or different diagnosis.
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I have thick patchy layers of dandruff stuck to my scalp which itches I think is either cradle cap or seborrheic derm how can I permanently cure (19yr?

Have it looked at

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You may be dealing with a scalp fungus that may require a prescribed oral anti fungal agent.Creams don't penetrate the scalp deep enough to get at the hair root, so it can persist. If not, a good scalp care routine can be set up.
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What can I use for cradle cap in babies scalp?

Depends

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Much of cradle cap id due to retained skin flakes that are not susceptible to the mild ingredients in "tear free" baby shampoos. Active washing with a simple dandruff shampoo will often do the trick, as well as avoiding baby oil on the scalp or other treatments.A soft cuticle brush to help scrub in the shampoo helps,but keep it away from the eyes.
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What is Cradle Cap?

Oily,scaley skin

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Cradle cap represents warn out skin cells that remain firmly attached to the scalp after they would otherwise fall off. (All of us shed skin all the time) Natural skin oils may act as a glue, and most baby shampoos don't include enzymes to break up the oil.
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What sort of disease is cradle cap?

Seborrhea

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Cradle cap is all known as seborrheic dermatitis, causes scaly patches on a baby's scalp. It is not serious, it can cause thick crusting and white or yellow scales. It usually resolves on its own within a few months. Simple measures, such as washing baby's scalp daily with a mild shampoo, can help loosen and remove the cradle cap scales.
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What kind of doctor sees somebody for cradle cap?

GP/FP/Ped/Nspract

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Cradle cap is a common issue in early infancy & is easily managed by knowledgable health professionals in several fields.
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