Posted by: D RICKERTS | 2012-09-12


4 month old baby diagnosed with cradle cap now has a rash from back of buttocks to private parts

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Cradle cap is a very common occurence in infants and can affect up to 50% of infants. It is not something to be too concerned about and it usually resolves by itself. It is not itchy and not symptomatic to the baby. You can consult your pharmacist for lotion to apply on the affected areas, to alleviate the condition. If it is severe, you can consult your doctor to determine if it is due to a fungal infection, for which he/she can prescribe anti-fungal cream that can be used for 7 to 14 days. Please do not apply cortico-steroids to the area and this can affect your babies growth and development.

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