First, you should note that the cause of this condition is unknown. There is nothing you can do to prevent it. It originates from the sebaceous glands and cannot be spread to other people. You can confidently cuddle with your baby without risking any contraction of the condition.
How can you treat it?
Although the cause of cradle cap is unknown, many people suspect that it is caused by yeast. Many people have noted that yeast-killing shampoos have improved the condition significantly, and these products are available at the pharmacy or drugstore. But you should be careful not to let the shampoo fall into the child’s eyes. This is because it can sting the eyes and cause serious pain to the child.
Another solution is to use baby oil and a soft baby brush. You can lubricate the head of the baby with oil, let it sit briefly, then remove it slowly with a baby brush. The baby oil can be replaced with pure coconut oil or olive oil.
You should remember that the condition does not cause itchiness and will not bother your baby in any way. If these methods fail, you can rest assured that the condition will disappear automatically.
Still can’t get rid of the condition?
The methods above may not work for stubborn cases, and in such situations, you can contact your doctor or dermatologist. They may prescribe special ointments to help you get rid of the condition faster.