Once the condition has improved, cradle cap can be prevented by frequent hair washing with a mild baby shampoo.
Occasionally, a stronger medicated shampoo may be needed, but only on the advice of a doctor.
Secondary bacterial or yeast infections, which fortunately are very rare in infants.
How to treat cradle cap
How cradle cap is diagnosedThe causes of cradle cap
Reviewed by Dr Rowan Dunkley, Paediatrician, Red Cross Children’s Hospital, Cape Town February 2015.Previously reviewed by Prof Eugene Weinberg, Paediatrician, February