How do I treat cradle cap in my child?
Cradle cap is a skin condition which is harmless as such. However, treatment is advisable if severe itching and frequent scratching occur, in order to prevent injury to the skin and resulting inflammation.
On weeping patches, creams which are free of active ingredients can be applied.
To lift the crusts, LOYON®, oils or oil-based preparations are suitable. These are lightly massaged into the scalp at night and washed off with a mild shampoo in the next morning. Generally, fragrance- and soap-free skin care products should be used.
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