Cradle cap is a common term for infantile seborrheic dermatitis which is usually a temporary condition and most of the times it will go away on its own. It generally affects the baby’s scalp, head, eyebrows, and areas behind the ears. Cradle cap isn’t serious and doesn’t hurt babies nor is it contagious. Just the thick crusting and white or yellow scales are quite unsighted for the parents and put them in stress while facing such a disorder.
Although it’s not infectious and does not harm the baby or cause any discomfort, it is necessary to manage and cure cradle cap well so that it does not take any nasty turn.
Cradle Cap Prevention:
It can easily be prevented if parents carry out the following effective measures on the daily basis:
Coconut oil helps to loosen the scales and flakes. Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal actions make them easier to remove as it addresses the root cause rather than just treating the symptom: