Babies. They smell good (usually). They have soft, perfect skin (usually). Usually? Test what you know about cradle cap, a common skin condition that affects infants and toddlers.
Cradle cap appears as discolored, scaly, crusty patches on the skin.
False. While cradle cap usually appears first on the scalp, it may also develop on the face and other parts of the body.
Cradle cap and psoriasis are sometimes confused with each other, although psoriasis is not common in babies.
Cradle cap is also known as seborrheic dermatitis.
Shampooing your baby's scalp two to three times per week may help prevent cradle cap from developing.
True. Rubbing your baby's scalp with a soft brush made for a baby's scalp may help remove the scales of cradle cap.
Malassezia furfur is a type of yeast that may be associated with cradle cap.
Nursing moms who take biotin, one of the B vitamins, may find that their babies' cradle cap improves.
True. Babies can develop acne.
Zinc, coal tar and salicylic acid are all common ingredients in cradle cap-fighting shampoos, as is selenium, but isotretinoin is not used to treat this problem.