No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Babies. They smell good (usually). They have soft, perfect skin (usually). Usually? Test what you know about cradle cap, a common skin condition that affects infants and toddlers.

What does cradle cap look like?

Cradle cap appears as discolored, scaly, crusty patches on the skin.


True or false: Cradle cap only appears on the scalp.

False. While cradle cap usually appears first on the scalp, it may also develop on the face and other parts of the body.


What skin condition might cradle cap be easily confused with?

Cradle cap and psoriasis are sometimes confused with each other, although psoriasis is not common in babies.


What is the medical name for cradle cap?

Cradle cap is also known as seborrheic dermatitis.


Which of the following is one of the best at-home remedies to prevent cradle cap?

Shampooing your baby's scalp two to three times per week may help prevent cradle cap from developing.


True or false: Exfoliating your baby's scalp helps treat cradle cap.

True. Rubbing your baby's scalp with a soft brush made for a baby's scalp may help remove the scales of cradle cap.


What is Malassezia furfur?

Malassezia furfur is a type of yeast that may be associated with cradle cap.


Which vitamin may help treat cradle cap when taken by nursing moms?

Nursing moms who take biotin, one of the B vitamins, may find that their babies' cradle cap improves.


True or false: Babies get pimples, too.

True. Babies can develop acne.


Which of the following ingredients is not considered effective against cradle cap?

Zinc, coal tar and salicylic acid are all common ingredients in cradle cap-fighting shampoos, as is selenium, but isotretinoin is not used to treat this problem.


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