My baby has a couple dry spots on his head. How do I know if it's cradle cap?

April - posted on 01/13/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




My baby has a few dry spots that are circular and have red around the edges of dry yellowish skin. Ive looked up pictures of cradle cap and it doesn't really look like the pictures to me. How can I know without going to the doctor?


Cecilia - posted on 01/13/2013




truth is there is no real one way it looks. I've seen it look white, brown, yellow, and almost a greenish tinge. Sometimes it's flaky sometimes it's not.

Try using dandruff shampoo, no more than 2 times a week. If it goes away that's what it was. Don't worry it wont hurt the baby. If you take the baby to the doctor and it he says it is cradle cap he will tell you to use it anyways.

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