Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Nancy | 2010/10/28

Q.

Cradle Cap

Hi Professor,

Is Cradle Cap a fungal infection? If I do not get it off my baby''s head, will his hair not grow?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Cradlel cap is not a fungal infection but is due to an oversecretion of sebum from glands in the scalp. This is usually just a temporary problem. One useful way of getting rid of cradle cap is to massage medicinal olive oil into your baby's scalp once a day and then to gently comb off the cradle cap scales as they are released.

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Posted by: Sam | 2010/10/29


Don''t think its a fungal infection - I washed my baby''s head and body with Epizone E Ointment when he got it - It got a lot better and I just combed the remaining cradle cap off GENTLY with a comb. Never came back - still using the Epizone.

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