Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Cradle Cap be Dash
There is something about the soft hair of a new baby but nothing nice about unsightly cradle cap. Although not generally a threat most parents want to rid their little one of their dry scalp. Here are a few facts about cradle cap and how to make cradle cap be dash.
What is Cradle Cap?
Cradle cap is a form of seborrhoea dermatitis (sebum causing inflammation on the skin). This minor form of inflammatory disease can be found on the scalp, face and occasionally other areas of the body.
Cradle cap appears as thick, oily yellowish or brownish patches on the skin, particularly on the scalp. It can also be found around the eyebrows, nose and ears and sometimes in the genital area. The skin itself appears to be red, flaky and irritated underneath the oily patches. It most often affects children who are between two weeks and two years of age.
Although cradle cap may be unsightly it is not harmful to the child.
During infancy and early childhood, the glands that produce sweat and oil are in a highly reactive state. Cradle cap is simply a build up of sweat and oil produced by these overactive glands. The build up may cause the skin to become irritated. Sometimes an overgrowth of yeast may contribute to the condition.
Occasionally, cradle cap is a symptom of a more serious problem so it symptoms persist it is advised to consult your doctor.
Brush the scalp with a soft bristle brush to loosen the scales.
Follow with Cradle Cap Shampoo, can use daily.
Cradle Cap Shampoo will treat mild conditions of cradle cap by gently cleansing away excess oil from the scalp.
Occasionally, there may be an exception to this rule as seborrhoea reactions may also be due to lack of sebum. If the baby suffers cradle cap as a result of shampooing this may be the case.
The chamomile and lavender oils in Cradle Cap Shampoo will also contribute to regulating the sebum production in the scalp.
Persistant Cradle Cap
For persistant Cradle Cap you can massage 2B Multi-Healing Balm into the scalp prior to shampooing. The balm will gently lift the scales from the scalp for easy