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Health Tip: When to See a Doctor for Cradle Cap

Posted 5 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Cradle cap, medically called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively harmless condition that leads to rough and scaly skin patches on a newborn's scalp. The condition isn't contagious and typically goes away without treatment. The website kidsHealth.org suggests visiting a doctor if: You are treating cradle cap for the first time. Your child has the condition in places where there is ...

Health Tip: Soothe Baby's Cradle Cap

Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

-- Scaly red patches of skin on baby's scalp are commonly called cradle cap. It's a form of seborrheic dermatitis, otherwise known as recurring or chronic eczema. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to manage cradle cap: Wash the scalp with a non-medicated, gentle shampoo for babies. Ask the pediatrician for a suggested brand. Apply petroleum jelly, mineral oil or olive oil to ...

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