No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

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.

What does cradle cap look like?

Cradle cap appears as discolored, scaly, crusty patches on the skin.

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True or false: Cradle cap only appears on the scalp.

False. While cradle cap usually appears first on the scalp, it may also develop on the face and other parts of the body.

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What skin condition might cradle cap be easily confused with?

Cradle cap and psoriasis are sometimes confused with each other, although psoriasis is not common in babies.

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What is the medical name for cradle cap?

Cradle cap is also known as seborrheic dermatitis.

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Which of the following is one of the best at-home remedies to prevent cradle cap?

Shampooing your baby's scalp two to three times per week may help prevent cradle cap from developing.

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True or false: Exfoliating your baby's scalp helps treat cradle cap.

True. Rubbing your baby's scalp with a soft brush made for a baby's scalp may help remove the scales of cradle cap.

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What is Malassezia furfur?

Malassezia furfur is a type of yeast that may be associated with cradle cap.

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Which vitamin may help treat cradle cap when taken by nursing moms?

Nursing moms who take biotin, one of the B vitamins, may find that their babies' cradle cap improves.

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True or false: Babies get pimples, too.

True. Babies can develop acne.

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Which of the following ingredients is not considered effective against cradle cap?

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.

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