If you are worried about your baby’s dry scalp then you have made the right click. You were so clean and careful with your baby and yet you could not help your baby from getting a ‘”cradle cap” or Infantile Seborrhoeic dermatitis. You wonder where did I go wrong.I assure you that there is no need to panic as this is nothing serious. Nor is it contagious. At the same time, cradle cap is no fun!
Cradle cap occurs to tiny tots below 3 months of age and is nothing alarming. Apart from a dry scalp,a rash may also appear on the eyebrows or ear. This is not due to your ignorance or negligence. Cradle cap is just a natural condition when the baby’s sebaceous glands try to adjust to the world outside. Newborns are not capable of shedding their excess skin even when skin grows rapidly. They take some time to get used to the environment outside the mother’s womb. With Cradle cap, babies have an itchy, patchy dry or oily skin on their scalp which may be thick and crusty. Some babies have cradle cap for years while for some it disappears in a month or a year. You can prevent cradle cap by shampooing the baby’s hair regularly.
Usually, cradle cap disappears on its own and requires no treatment. However, you can try the following to get rid of the rashes and itchiness.
Dry scalp is not just for babies. It affects people of all ages. If you have dry scalp try to analyze its cause.
After reading these 5 possibilities, you might already have found out the reason why you have an itchy, irritated scalp. Try treating it with a shampoo containing tea tree oil, shea butter or urea for dramatic results!
-AparnA K V