Cradle Cap – Boys Town Pediatrics

Cradle Cap – Boys Town Pediatrics


Cradle cap refers to thick, yellow scales
that accumulate on a baby’s scalp during the first couple of months of life.
It’s very common and not anything to worry about.
The cradle cap, if you left it alone, would eventually go away.
If the cradle cap bothers you or if your infant tends to itch at it, there are a couple of
things to do to help relieve the scales. Those include washing your baby’s scalp
three times a week with Selsun Blue. You can also use hydrocortisone mixed with
Aquaphor ointment twice a day for a week, or you can use baby oil with a soft brush
and comb those scales out.

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