Cradle Cap

This is the name given to the seborrheic dermatitis that affects newborns and young children. It is very common and is characterised by the appearance of thick, yellowish flakes ("scales" that look and feel greasy) on the scalp. Sometimes the area between the eyebrows, behind the ears and in skin folds can also be affected.
That’s why we recommend using a specific shampoo that gently and progressively gets rid of the condition, and also contains active ingredients with a powerful anti-inflammatory effect that can regulate the grease and the itching.

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Cradle cap is very common and it is important to remember that when you see a child affected by the condition it is not caused by a lack of hygiene, it is due to an excess of sebum. Daily care with emollient and sebum regulating shampoos help to clear the condition up and prevent it from appearing with such intensity.

Laura Miguel Gómez, MD

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