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­What is cradle cap?

You cradle your baby’s head in your hands and look closely. What are those dry, scaly patches on your baby’s head? Most likely, it’s “cradle cap.” Cradle cap is so named because it’s common in infants (hence cradle) and is usually found on the scalp (or cap). It’s not caused by something you’re using or poor hygiene. Rather, it occurs when a newborn’s oil–producing glands become overactive. Some doctors believe this happens because of mother’s hormones still being in the baby’s circulation. Doctors call cradle cap a form of seborrheic dermatitis, which can affect other areas of the body where there are a lot of oil producing sebaceous glands.

­How can you tell if it’s cradle cap?

Cradle cap may range from a mild case that looks like dandruff to thick, yellow, crusty patches on the scalp, around the ear, or the eyebrows. See your pediatrician, though, if patches spread to
your baby’s face or body.

­How common is it?

About half of all babies get cradle cap, though it’s harmless and won’t bother your baby. It usually appears in a baby’s first few weeks and disappears over a period of weeks or months with proper care.

­How is cradle cap treated?

Cradle cap is something you can easily treat yourself. Wash your baby’s hair once a day with a mild baby shampoo. Strong medicated shampoos may loosen the scales more quickly, but they
can also be irritating. To loosen the scales, use Cradle Cap Treatment shampoo with brush before shampooing. Cradle Cap Treatment is specially formulated to remove crusty scales and moisturize baby’s scalp with natural ingredients: calendula and Vitamin D. Unlike mineral oil, Cradle Cap Treatment is light and non–greasy.

­How should I treat my baby's flaky scalp?

You don't really need to do anything, but if it bothers you, here are some things to try:

Gently massage your baby's scalp with your fingers or a soft brush to loosen the scales.

Shampoo more frequently (up to once a day), but be sure to rinse out all the soap or shampoo.

After shampooing, gently brush your baby's scalp with a soft brush or a terrycloth towel.

Some parents have had success using baby shampoos developed especially for cradle cap.

­How did my baby get cradle cap?

It's thought that cradle cap happens as a result of hormones left in your baby's body from pregnancy. These stimulate secretions from the oil glands in the skin, making the skin cells on your baby's head stick to the scalp. These secretions reduce in the weeks and months after birth, which is why cradle cap tends to clear up on its own. Your baby may also have cradle cap if there is a family history of allergic conditions, such as eczema. If your baby has cradle cap, there's a chance she could develop other seborrhoeic dermatitis conditions when she is older, such as dandruff.

­How should I treat my baby's cradle cap?

Your baby's cradle cap should disappear on its own a few weeks or months after birth.

While your baby has cradle cap, there are some ways to gently remove the scales:

Regularly wash your baby's hair with a baby shampoo, and then loosen the flakes using a soft brush.

Rub a mild baby oil, olive oil, or almond oil into your baby's scalp. If you want to, you can leave

the oil on overnight, and then brush off the softened flakes in the morning. Clean the remaining oil off by shampooing with mild baby shampoo.

Some stronger shampoos are available in pharmacies, but you probably won't need them. If you do decide to use a stronger shampoo, make sure you keep it out of your baby's eyes.

It is tempting to pick at the scaly patches on your baby's head, but try not to. Picking at it can leave sore patches that could become infected.

If your baby's cradle cap starts to look red and swollen, take her to the doctor. This could mean it is infected. Your doctor can prescribe an antifungal cream or shampoo, or a course of antibiotics.

­Product description: 

Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo is for the treatment of Cradle Cap and for the general care of infant scalp and hair. Cradle cap is a form of seborrhoeic dermatitis, which can cause a dry, flaky, itchy scalp. Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo has been specifically and clinically tested to treat cradle cap. A little Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo massaged gently but firmly over the entire scalp will help to lift the scaly patches and leave the scalp clear. The active ingredients (sodium lauryl ether sulpho­succinate and sodium lauryl ether sulphate) can be used for even the youngest baby, although as with most shampoos, contact with the eyes should be avoided. Dentinox Cradle Cap Treatment Shampoo can also be used as a general shampoo once cradle cap has been treated to maintain the cleanliness and health of your baby's scalp and hair.

­How to Use:

Wet baby’s head with warm water

Put about 2­3ml of shampoo onto your palm (1/2 teaspoonful)

Massage gently but firmly over baby’s entire scalp

Rinse off and shampoo again

Rinse well and dry

Repeat at each bath­time until baby’s scalp is clear

Then use regularly to keep baby’s scalp and hair clean and healthy

­Hazards and Cautions:

Keep away from eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water.


This is a medicine; Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition,

are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.

Seek advice before using if you are breast feeding, pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or suffer from allergies.

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children.


­Active Ingredients:

Sodium lauryl ether sulpho­succinate 6% and sodium lauryl ether sulphate 2.7%

­Other Ingredients:

Sodium salt of coconut imidazoline, oleic acid diethanolamide, sodium chloride, rose perfume and


­Suitable For:

Suitable for children from birth.

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