What is This Gross Stuff All Over My Babies Head?« Back to Questions List

There's something caked on all over my babies head. At first I thought my baby had a little dandruff problem but it's just gotten worse and worse and now it's just disgusting!
Posted by Anon A Mouse
Asked on January 15, 2014 4:45 pm

Cradle Cap is extremely common, with about half of all babies affected. Most of them have a mild version of the disorder. Severe cradle cap is rare. (Wikipedia)

Common signs of cradle cap include:

-Patchy scaling or thick crusts on the scalp
-Greasy skin covered with flaky white or yellow scales
-Skin flakes
-Possibly mild redness

Cradle cap is most common in newborns. It isn’t contagious and probably won’t bother your baby. Cradle cap generally isn’t itchy for infants. (WebMD)

More info here: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/cradle-cap/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/CON-20032328

Posted by Kassondra
Answered On January 15, 2014 4:57 pm