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How can one reduce cradle cap in newborns ?

how to reduce cradle cap in newborns?
Asked On : Tue, 7 Jun 2011
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The cradle cap in newborns is generally a type of seborrhoeic dermatitis and is often related to over secretion of sebaceous glands in the scalp skin or it may follow a fungal infection. The treatment consists in washing with a mild baby shampoo and avoid applying too much oil. The condition,if mild disappears with this treatment. However if it is spreading,thick crusts are seen then anti-fungal lotion like 1% Clotrim or miconazole may be applied for 2 weeks. If the lesion is cracked and bleeds, you should consult a pediatrician who may recommend you antibiotics and appropriate local application.
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