What Causes and Heals Cradle Cap
A cradle cap is a usual term used for the condition that
develops to babies or to newborns. This causes red and scaly crust or
patches usually on the scalp. The baby’s scalp looks as if it has
dandruff. The condition is a result of active oil glands in the head
and also in the face. It can also affect the ears, neck and armpits.
It is sad to see that the fragile head of your baby gets cradle cap.
Cradle cap condition is not serious. There are several methods to
treat cradle cap. As the baby grows and proper treatment is given, it
will fade away in time.
The specific cause of
cradle cap is not yet known. The
baby encountered hormonal changes after birth is some what related to
the cause of cradle cap. The over production of oil glands can also
result to the condition. A child can have cradle cap until a he
reaches 1 but beyond that age, children with cradle cap is very
unusual and might have some kind of allergy or ailment. If this
happens, go and have your child checked by a pediatrician. The
condition on which the cradle cap reaches the neck, the face and the
armpits is called
seborrheic dermatitis by pediatricians. Cradle cap
doesn’t give the baby any uncomfortable feeling although the parents
are the ones upset with the condition of the baby.
Cradle cap is a common condition of babies. When the
baby’s oil producing glands work properly, the baby will eventually
get rid of it. The prevention usually done by parents is by shampooing
but this will not stop the oil glands from having excess oil. There
are some things that can be done to control cradle cap. Some things
that can help control cradle cap are discussed below:
Wash the hair more often and brush the hair with soft brush.
The scales should be loosened using brush with soft bristles before
rinsing the shampoo.
shampooing doesn’t reduce the flaking, you may try to use emu or
Your baby is surely going to get well with cradle cap for as long as
proper hygiene is done. Do not take it as a burden on your part as a
parent even if the treatment will take several weeks to get rid of
cradle cap completely.