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Cradle cap

Understand It Better — Take Better Care of It


Cradle cap corresponds to those yellow greasy, scaly patches appearing on your baby's scalp. Prevalent skin condition, harmless and pain-free, you have no worry to make. A simple skincare cleansing routine is necessary to restore the healthy scalp of your child.

  1. What are the causes & symptoms of Cradle cap?
  2. How to treat Cradle cap?

What are the causes & symptoms of Cradle cap?

During the first weeks & months of life, some babies keep their mother's hormones. Then, their glands, more active than usual, are producing more sebum. The consequence of this sebum excess is that dead cells stick to the scalp when it should dry up an fall off.
You can detect yourself Cradle cap in your newborn by four symptoms:
> yellowish greasy patches
> redness in the area of those patches
> scales & flakes
> yellow crusts
Cradle cap starts on the scalp but can spread until behind the ears.

How to treat Cradle cap?

The most important is to do not scratch the Cradle cap to avoid any infection.
Most of the time, Cradle cap clear up on its own after few weeks. However, you can fasten this clearing process and prevent a scale build-up with a particular skin care treatment:
> ABCDerm Babysquam, a keratoregulating cream that moisturises and helps eliminate scaly skin. Apply this product to all the cradle cap area (even behind ears, eyebrows if there is), massage gently. Leave it on for 30 minutes maximum and wash it off with a hygiene product such as ABCDerm Gel Moussant or ABCDerm Shampooing.