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What is the treatment for seborrheic dermatitis in babies?

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For infants with cradle cap, shampoo their scalp daily with warm water and baby shampoo. If that doesn't help, talk to your pediatrician about medicated shampoos before you try one. A dandruff shampoo could irritate your baby's scalp. To soften thick patches first, rub mineral oil onto the area and brush gently with a baby hairbrush to help peel the scales off.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrhea: What It is and How to Treat It."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Seborrheic dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

HealthyChildren.org: "Cradle Cap & Seborrheic Dermatitis."

UpToDate: "Cradle cap and seborrheic dermatitis in infants."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Seborrhea: What It is and How to Treat It."

American Academy of Dermatology: "Seborrheic dermatitis."

Cleveland Clinic: "Seborrheic Dermatitis."

HealthyChildren.org: "Cradle Cap & Seborrheic Dermatitis."

UpToDate: "Cradle cap and seborrheic dermatitis in infants."

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on April 15, 2018

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