What is Cradle Cap?
Cradle cap, also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis, causes crusty or scaly patches over your baby’s scalp. A similar condition may be noticed over the ears, nose and eyebrows. More often than not, this condition is harmless, painless and not itchy. It is non-contagious and typically resolves by 6-12 months old.
Does My Child have Cradle Cap?
- Thick crusting or scaly patches over the scalp
- White or yellow scales accompanied by oily or dry skin
- Redness may be observed on the scalp
- Flaky skin
While this condition is harmless, seek medical help if you notice blisters or pimples in addition to the patches, if the affected area is increasing in size and spreading to other parts of the body, or if the condition persists in babies over 12 months of age.