Cradle Cap Symptoms And Cure

cradle cap symptoms and cure

What Are The Symptoms And Cure For Cradle Cap? Cradle cap is a greasy, yellowish, scaly rash that appears in patches on your young babies' scalps. Also known as crusta lacteal, honeycomb disease, milk crust, pityriasis capitis and infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis, cradle cap is very common among newborn babies and normally appears within the first three months of a baby's life. In most cases it is very safe and rarely causes the baby any discomfort. It is not contagious and in no way reflects how well your baby is being cared for. There is no definite cause of cradle cap, Cradle cap has a few similarities to dandruff, and in cases where cradle cap is believed to appear on older infants or children it is usually called dandruff. The most likely time a baby will suffer from cradle cap is when he or she is a newborn.
patches on the scalp that are yellow and greasy
dandruff-like flakes of skin on the scalp
crusty yellow areas on the scalp
areas on the scalp that are like scales the affected area may look red
Cradle cap typically starts on the baby's scalp and may spread to areas behind their ears. It is also known to appear in patches on the nose, eyelids, groin, armpits, backs of the knees. When it appears on the body of your newborn baby, it is not known as cradle cap but as a skin condition called eczema.

Home Remedies To Treat Cradle Cap Symptoms:
Home remedies to treat cradle cap

1. Mix a few drops of tea tree oil with almond oil. Gently massage the oil into the baby's scalp and leave it on for about 15 minutes. Then gently comb out the flakes with a fine-toothed comb or brush them out with a soft brush. You the want to follow up with a gentle baby shampoo, but make sure you don't leave oil on your baby's head because this could clog the pores and cause the flakes to stick.
2. Homemade Magical French Cream. It is very easy to make yourself, cheap and very efficient to clean your baby's bottom, prevent diaper rash and get rid of cradle cap.
50% lime water
50% organic olive oil
Mix in a blender for 5 min, until the mix becomes white and creamy. Put it in a container or whatever you have.
3. There are several other alternatives you can use every day. You can massage your baby's scalp with
Calendula cream or vitamin E (helps heal lesions and soothes the skin)
Aloe Vera gel (restores the skin)
Evening primrose oil (natural anti-inflammatory)
Almond oil (moisturizing)
Sage (anti-bacterial)
Let the oil or the cream be absorbed by the scalp for fifteen minutes. Then shampoo to remove any excess oil and gently comb away dry skin. Don't try to remove flakes if they don't fall away naturally as it might cause an infection. Try to keep your child's scalp clean and dry after the treatment, in order to prevent cradle cap.
When you are breastfeeding, keep in mind that everything you eat passes through your milk to your baby. Try to avoid refined sugar as it feeds yeast and bacteria. Choose sources of essential fatty acids (from fish or oil) instead of saturated animal fats. Eat foods made with live bacteria culture including cheese, yogurt, kefir, tempeh, miso, and sauerkraut.Supplement your diet with probiotics to help prevent any fungal infections.


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