Newborn Basics

Q&A: Treating Cradle Cap?

What’s the best way to treat cradle cap?

We usually recommend using baby oil and following with a soft brush to remove the scales. In severe cases, the pediatrician may recommend a dandruff shampoo since seborrhea is really dandruff.

By Dr. Paula Prezioso, MD, is in private practice at Pediatric Associates of New York City and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the NYU Medical School.