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Cradle Cap in Babies

Written by Mystic on Saturday, May 10, 2008

Cradle cap
Either crusty sores or wet patches. Are more prevalent on the scalp of very young babies. May be caused by an accumulation of dust or dirt or by excessive amounts of the scalp's natural oils. "Seborrhoea" can also affect eyebrows, ears and skin creases around the nose, neck, armpits, umbilicus and groin.

To prevent:

  • Prevention is not possible but cradle cap is not harmful, just unattractive.

To treat:
  • Soften crusts with a gentle massage using sorbolene and glycerine or petroleum jelly pre-bedtime. Gently wash with soap and water next day. Repeat until all crusts have been removed.

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