Pediatric Cradle Cap: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

Preventing the rapid scalp growth and active sebaceous glands of cradle cap is not easy (or desirable). Frequent gentle shampooing may prevent the build-up of scales.

Watch Out

  • Redness or inflammation at the affected area
  • Itching and discomfort
  • Similar patches start to appear on the babys body

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor when you fail to reduce the symptoms with home remedies and if you see any other symptoms of infection like
  • Patches start to look irritated
  • Redness and swelling of the affected area
  • Baby becomes uncomfortable and itches the face or scalp

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