Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Happy Cappy Difference

We have compiled common questions about Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo. If there’s something more you would like to know, please write to us.

My doctor suggested Vaseline or mineral oil or said do nothing, so now what?

Although Vaseline or mineral oil may soothe the skin, Happy Cappy differs from these options because it has an active ingredient that helps eliminate the problem while also soothing the skin.  These skin conditions can often disappear on their own, however, Happy Cappy will expedite the healing process so that your child can have the softest skin.

My child suffers from eczema, so I was told to avoid fragrance in products. Will this worsen my child’s eczema?

Happy Cappy was made with eczema or atopic dermatitis in mind. It is fragrance free, dye free, alcohol free, and parabens free. Happy Cappy is a rinse off product that is compatible with other products used for eczema

My pediatrician suggested Head and Shoulders or Selsun Blue for this condition, so why use Happy Cappy?

Happy Cappy Shampoo is a product that your pediatrician may not be aware of as it is a new treatment that actually reduces your daughter or son’s flaking, redness, itching, scaling, and irritation on the scalp and skin. Help get the word out! This is why Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy was developed, a child-friendly and fragrance-free formula created by a pediatrician with your child’s well being in mind.

My doctor told me I can just use regular baby shampoo to get rid of this condition?

Follow your doctor’s advice. If you have already tried this however and the crusts and scaling on the scalp persist then consider Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy.

What is an “Active ingredient”?

An active ingredient (Happy Cappy contains Pyrithione Zinc) is any component that provides pharmacological activity or other direct effect in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention of disease, or to affect the structure or any function of the body of man or animals.

Is this product safe?

Yes. Pyrithione Zinc (PZ) is insoluble in water and not easily absorbed through skin when topically applied or easily absorbed through mucous membranes if swallowed.

Data from evaluated studies by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) showed that topically applied PZ has a high safety margin.

With PZ there is no contact sensitization or photosensitization.

Federal Register of FDA (1982) “Proposed Rules” for “OTC Drug Products for the Control of Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis; Establishment of a monograph” p.54664-54666.
Is pyrithione zinc effective?

“Shampoos containing zinc pyrithione (PZ) have been shown in many double-blind studies to be effective in controlling the clinically evident scaling in dandruff”

Federal Register of FDA (1982) “Proposed Rules” for “OTC Drug Products for the Control of Dandruff, Seborrheic Dermatitis and Psoriasis; Establishment of a monograph” p.54664-54666
So pediatricians suggest dandruff shampoo for cradle cap?

The following books are the largest most popular textbooks in pediatrics and pediatric dermatology—recognized by all pediatricians.

They make an obvious case that anti-dandruff shampoos should be used for seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap.

Why did you choose to add Licorice Root?

Happy Cappy contains the natural ingredient Licorice Root Extract, also known as, “Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate,” as an inactive ingredient because it has redness reducing properties.

Tell me more about GRASE (Generally Regarded As Safe and Effective)?

In order to conclude a GRASE determination, a drug must satisfy three criteria:

  • First, the particular drug must have been subjected to adequate and well-controlled clinical investigations that establish the product as safe and effective.
  • Second, those investigations must have been published in the scientific literature available to qualified experts.
  • Third, experts must generally agree, based on those published studies, that the product is safe and effective for its intended uses. At a minimum, the general acceptance of a product as GRASE must be supported by the same quality and quantity of scientific and/or clinical data necessary to support the approval of a new drug application.
What is an OTC monograph?

An OTC monograph is a kind of “rule book” of conditions for each therapeutic category (in this case dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis) covering acceptable ingredients, uses (indications), doses, formulations, labeling, and testing.

Happy Cappy is consistent with the conditions set forth under the final monograph for dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis and all other general applicable OTC requirements and therefore is considered generally recognized as safe and effective (GRASE) for the uses set forth under the monograph.

What does OTC mean?

OTC is short for over-the-counter drugs. The FDA defines OTC drugs as safe and effective for use by the general public without a doctor’s prescription.

The following are examples of active ingredients in common over-the-counter drugs: acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), simethicone (Mylicon gas drops), colloidal oatmeal (Aveeno Body Wash and Lotion), and zinc oxide (Desitin or Boudreaux’s Butt Paste).

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