How to Get Rid Of Cradle Cap

Cradle cap is a harmless type of skin infection that is common in most of the babies. It is also known as infantile seborrheic dermatitis and looks odd because of greasy pale or white flakes it causes all around the head. The flakes can appear either on infant’s head, forehead, ears, nose, cheeks, buttocks or any other part of the body but the good thing is that they are always temporary.  Sometimes they also cause itching which certainly leads to bleeding hence if you find cradle caps on your baby’s body, you should go for some treatment immediately. There are several treatments suggested for cradle caps and some of the most effective are listed below.


  • 1

    Use emollients

    You can apply any type of emollient on the cradle caps. The best emollients to use are vegetable oil, petroleum jelly or mineral oil. Let the emollient do its work overnight.

  • 2

    Use soft toothbrush to rub

    You can use a soft toothbrush or a terry cloth to rub the effective areas gently.  By using this technique you will be able to see the difference within two days.

  • 3

    Shampoo your babies

    If you want your baby to get rid of cradle caps more quickly then you should wash their head or any part which is affected daily with any type of baby shampoo. Don’t forget to rub the flakes after shampooing.

  • 4

    Use Hydrocortisone creams

    In case all of the above mentioned treatments fail to show you positive results then you should go for 1% hydrocortisone creams. Apply the cream on effected areas daily for a week.

  • 5

    Use Ketoconazole creams

    A Ketoconazole cream is an anti-fungal cream which is very effective against any type of fungal infections such as cradle caps. It can be used on almost all affected areas of the body. You have to use 2% Ketoconazole cream for your baby, apply it on the affected areas at least twice in a weak.

  • 6

    Visit the Doctor:

    In case if none of the above work, you should visit dermatologist.

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