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Cradle Cap Treatment

If you are looking for trusted treatment and management of Cradle Cap, choose MJR Dermatology in North Atlanta. Cradle cap is known medically as Infant Seborrheic Dermatitis. This common skin condition in infants can be concerning for parents, but with the right care, it is manageable and typically resolves without long-term effects. Our experienced dermatologists, led by Dr. Matthew Reschly, are skilled in providing gentle and effective treatments for the youngest patients.

What is Cradle Cap?

Cradle Cap is a common, harmless skin condition seen in infants, typically appearing in the first few months of life. It is characterized by flaky, dandruff-like scales on the scalp, and sometimes on the eyebrows, eyelids, and other areas.

Symptoms of Infant Seborrheic Dermatitis

Recognizing the symptoms of Cradle Cap is the first step in seeking appropriate care. Common signs include:

  • Flaky, dry skin on the scalp, similar to dandruff
  • Yellowish or white scales that may attach to the hair shaft
  • Mild redness on the scalp
  • Scales that may appear on the ears, eyelids, nose, and groin

While Cradle Cap is primarily a cosmetic issue, it’s important to have it evaluated to rule out other skin conditions and receive guidance on proper care.

Safe and Effective Treatment Options

Our approach to treating Cradle Cap at MJR Dermatology is gentle and effective, focusing on alleviating symptoms and preventing any potential skin irritation. Treatment options may include:

  • Special shampoos designed for infants
  • Soft brushing techniques to loosen scales
  • Topical creams or oils to hydrate and soothe the scalp
  • Guidance on regular scalp care to prevent recurrence

We emphasize treatments that are safe for infants and provide instructions on how to care for your baby’s skin at home.

Why Choose MJR Dermatology for Cradle Cap Treatment

  • Pediatric Dermatology Expertise: Our team has extensive experience in treating a variety of skin conditions in infants, including Cradle Cap.
  • Gentle Care: We understand the delicate nature of infant skin and provide treatments that are safe and gentle.
  • Comprehensive Evaluation: Each infant is unique, and we offer personalized evaluations to ensure the best treatment plan.
  • Family-Centered Approach: We believe in educating and involving families in the care process, providing support and advice for managing Cradle Cap at home.

Schedule a Consultation for Cradle Cap Treatment

If your infant is showing signs of Cradle Cap and you’re seeking professional care, MJR Dermatology in Lawrenceville, GA, is here to help. Contact us to schedule a consultation where we will assess your baby’s condition, provide a tailored treatment plan, and offer guidance for ongoing scalp care. Ensuring the health and comfort of your infant’s skin is our priority.

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Matthew J. Reschly, M.D., PC


2000 Riverside Pkwy, Suite 100
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
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