Seborrheic dermatitis is a persistent form of eczema that most commonly affects the scalp but can also appear on the face, back, and upper chest. Dandruff, redness, and scaly spots are all symptoms of seborrheic dermatitis. When a baby develops this condition, it is called a Crib Cap. It usually emerges within the first few weeks of a child's life and then fade away over several weeks or months.
Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap Facts and Figures
According to the National Eczema Society, Infantile seborrheic dermatitis is quite common in infants that are three months old. The condition usually gets better after 6 to 12 months and is not dangerous. Some further facts about cradle cap have been listed below:
|Prevalence of Seborrheic Dermatitis Worldwide||3-5%|
|At-Risk Gender||Boys and girls both|
|Average Age for Diagnosis||2 weeks and 12 months old|
|Problems related to Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap||Thick yellow scales, itchiness, rashes|
|Specialists Who Treat Seborrheic Dermatitis and Crib Cap||Dermatologist|
Signs and symptoms of Seborrheic dermatitis include:
It's unclear what causes Seborrheic Dermatitis. However, doctors believe the two key factors that cause the condition are:
Seborrheic Dermatitis might develop in infants due to the hormonal fluctuations in the mother during pregnancy. You can consult online with the Best Dermatologists in Pakistan now! Call the Marham Helpline: 0311-1222398 to book your appointment.
To prevent Seborrheic Dermatitis:
To prevent Crib Cap:
Your doctor may prescribe you any of the following treatments:
Crib cap generally doesn’t require any medical treatment and goes away within six months. Just make sure to consult a pediatrician before using cortisone or any antifungal creams, and do not use dandruff shampoos that have salicylic acid.