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What are the treatments for cradle cap?

What are the treatments for cradle cap?

None needed: 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. ...Read more

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Cradle Cap (Definition)

Cradle cap is a common, harmless condition affecting babies where there is a yellow, scaly, dry ...Read more


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What is cradle cap, and how long does it take to get rid of it on a 3-month old little baby?

What is cradle cap, and how long does it take to get rid of it on a 3-month old little baby?

Cradle cap: Also known as seborrhea capitis. Think of it as baby dandruff. Often there will be some small red bumps on the scalp and around the ears. There may be yellow scale in the scalp. Traditional treatment is to apply mineral oil to the yellow crust, massage for a while, then comb out. Wash hair after. Treat several x a week. For severe case consult a doctor. Usually goes away in a few months. ...Read more

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What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

What is the best shampoo for a baby with cradle cap on scalp?

Any shampoo: The treatment for cradle cap is vigorous scrubbing of the scalp when shampooing the hair (any baby shampoo).Brushing the scalp and hair vigorously helps too. ...Read more

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2 month old with cradle cap! baby oil? Brush it?

2 month old with cradle cap! baby oil? Brush it?

Dandruff shampoo: Cradle cap builds up when the old skin flakes of the scalp are anchored to the skin by skin oils that act like glue. Normal tear free baby shampoos do not have the chemicals needed to loosen these flakes.Application of dandruff shampoo, keeping it out of the eyes, will gradually help.Gently teasing the flakes loose with a cuticle brush speeds the process. ...Read more

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Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

Does johnson's baby shampoo cause cradle cap or clog pores?

No...: ...But it contains no medication, so sometimes it won't make cradle cap go away, which might lead you to think that it was the cause. ...Read more

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I have a 3 month old baby who has "cradle cap" on his scalp. What's the solution?

I have a 3 month old baby who has "cradle cap" on his scalp.  What's the solution?

Scrub: Cradle cap in infants is very common. Good vigorous scrubbing of the scalp when shampooing the hair will help resolve the problem.. Also good brushing with a hair brush will help. If it is really bad and nothing seems to help your pediatrician can prescribe a cream to help. It is not usually needed however. ...Read more

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What's the oldest age that you might still see some cradle cap on the scalp or baby acne on the face?

What's the oldest age that you might still see some cradle cap on the scalp or baby acne on the face?

6 months: The sweat and oil glands in the newborn need to develop and mature. During this process they can produce effects that appear as cradle cap and "acne". This maturing varies a lot. Most infants mature within a couple months. If signicant effects persist beyond 6 months, further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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