Cradle cap is due to an over-activity of the sebaceous glands. It appears as an accumulation of oily scales which form brownish, yellowish crusts on the baby’s scalp. The scalp beneath the crusts is inflamed. Cradle cap is thought to be an infant form of seborrhoeic dermatitis. This condition can also occur in elderly patients. Recent research indicates that the yeast pitynosporum is the causative agent in Seborrhoeic Dermatitis.
Cradle cap is relatively simple to treat and it is important to do so to prevent the condition spreading. For the parent’s piece of mind, it is important to have the baby’s scalp looking as normal as possible. The basic treatment involves softening and removal of the crusts with a keratolytic oil based solution.
EGOZITE CRADLE CAP LOTION
Egozite Cradle Cap Lotion is an oil based solution containing 6% salicylic acid to remove crusts on the infant’s scalp. Follow directions carefully. Using cotton wool, dab Egozite Cradle Cap Lotion carefully onto crusts, avoiding unaffected parts of the scalp, twice daily. Egozite Cradle Cap Lotion will cause the crusts to loosen from the scalp.
Ideally, do not wash hair for 3 days, then use HairScience Dry Shampoo to gently wash away the oil and loosened crusts. Apply Egozite Cradle Cap Lotion on any remaining crusts until the crusts are loosened.
Note: Scales should not be forcibly removed - they will usually loosen after about 3 days treatment. If any small persistent areas remain, use Egozite Cradle Cap Lotion 2 - 3 times weekly to gradually remove the crusts.
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