Rather, Cradle Cap is the result of overactive oil glands in the scalp, and may be related to the baby's mother’s hormones still circulating in the child after birth. As skin cells renew themselves, the dead cells fall off. In the case of Cradle Cap, cells are renewing themselves faster than they shed, so the dead cells get trapped under new skin.
The condition can range from mild to extreme, and may even move from the scalp down into the eyebrows. Scales are yellow, crusty, greasy patches, often itchy and irritating. Cradle Cap usually appears when baby reaches 3 months of age, and disappears by their first birthday. It can remain for longer and may even re-appear later in life.
An at-home, natural treatment:Should Cradle Cap appear on your baby’s scalp or eyebrows, dab the area with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and let sit for at least....
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