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Article: How To Deal With Cradle Crap Or Infantile Seborrhoeic Eczema - by Evelyn Lim

 
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Your baby may develop dry and scaly skin patches on his scalp. This is commonly known as cradle crap. However, if the symptoms spread to all over his body, it is known as infantile seborrhoeic eczema. When this becomes severe the skin can actually break, grow raw and begin to bleed. While it does not look pleasant, it is useful to know that at least it is not contagious.

Cradle crap or infantile seborrhoeic eczema afflicts babies less than 1 year old. A startling one out of every five babies will develop this condition at one time or another in their lives. This can also occur in 1 in 5 older children and 1 in 12 adults as well. However, although the cases that happen in older children and adults are not the same as infantile seborrhoeic eczema, these cases may have originated from previous cases that occurred when the sufferer was a child.

Some say that infant seborrhoeic eczema occurs because of overactive sebaceous glands (that produce the skinís oil). There are other forms that can occur. These reasons include asthma, hayfever, genetics or an allergy to something that the skin comes into contact with.

If your baby develops the symptoms of dry and scaly skin, see a pediatrician immediately. Early and proper diagnosis can help you identify the right treatment. Still, the skin of the baby is always going to be sensitive and prone to flare ups. Hence, you will need to take special care of the skin with a good cleansing and moisturizing routine.

For cradle crap, you can try rubbing a small amount of warm olive oil mixed with a few drops of primrose oil onto your baby's scalp in order to loosen it up. Apply this mixture to your baby's head before bedtime. Let it soak into her skin before you wash it off in the morning with a mild baby shampoo. Some other topical supplements that can help your baby include Aloe vera or Borage oil.

If you are breastfeeding and if your baby is also suffering from cradle crap or infantile seborrhoeic eczema, then consider changing your diet. Try to consume more biotin from liver and eggs. You should also consume some evening primrose oil, emu oil or any supplements known to help in eczema skin. Your baby may also be allergic to some of the foods in your diet such as milk, wheat and eggs. Hence, do avoid these food triggers while you are breastfeeding. Hopefully, these tips will help alleviate the inflammation and reduce the dryness of the skin.



 

 
     
 

Evelyn Lim publishes a free newsletter on eczema natural treatment. An eczema sufferer, she shares about her journey from ailing to healing skin. Get amazing tips and special reports as well here at http://www.EczemaTreatmentSecrets.com  

 
 

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