Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Ziggy | 2009/02/16

Q.

Cradle cap

My daughter is 5 months old and she has a little patch on her head that sheds dry skin. Is this cradle cap? What does cradle cap look like and how long does it last. I currently bath and wash her hair with Cetaphil for babies.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This does sound like cradle cap which has the appearance of yellowish scales on your baby's scalp. Rub a little olive oil into the patch and leave it overnight. Gently comb of the scales the next morning. You can repeat this treatment for as long as necessary.

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