Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy shampoo and body wash is a kid friendly medicated shampoo and body wash for relief of skin and scalp itching, irritation, redness, flaking, and scaling associated with seborrheic dermatitis. Adults who suffer from it have an abundance of treatment options. Babies and small children, on the other hand, tend to have more sensitive skin that can react poorly to the harsh chemicals found in adult products. When treating children, parents and doctors tend to scrutinize the ingredients used in the products more carefully. Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash is a clinically tested seborrheic dermatitis shampoo developed by a licensed pediatrician and made with FDA-approved active ingredient pyrithione zinc.
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Learn more about Seborrheic Dermatitis and Cradle Cap from award winning pediatrician Dr. Eddie Valenzuela.
When seborrheic dermatitis presents in babies, the condition is also known as “cradle cap” or “pityriasis capitis” due to the appearance of scaling that extends from the baby’s scalp down to the eyebrows, much like a cap. This irritating condition in newborns affects roughly 42% of babies. It most commonly arises during the first three months of life but can reoccur during adolescence and into adulthood, especially during periods of sleeplessness or stress.
The primary symptoms of “cradle cap” include:
- Flaking of the skin
- White or yellowish scales
- Oily and dry patches
- Redness and inflammation of the scalp
- Hairlessness where scaling occurs
Incidence of cradle cap is most common to the scalp, but may also affect the forehead, face, behind the ears, in the diaper area, in the armpits, or along other skin folds and creases where oil accumulates. This excessive oil production is what causes the skin to shed and the red irritation. The precise cause is yet unknown, though various studies have linked the condition to everything from hormone levels, nutritional deficits, and neurogenic factors, to fungal infections, and overactive sebum production.
Several OTC solutions have been very effective in treating seborrheic dermatitis in adults. However , most pediatricians consider many of these common treatments too harsh for a baby’s young skin.
With its well documented antifungal and antibacterial properties, the pyrithione zinc compound is among the most common active ingredients used in dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis treatments and is the active ingredient (0.95%) used in Happy Cappy Medicated Shampoo & Body Wash. Pyrithione zinc shampoo is gentle enough to use on children of all ages daily but should be used at least twice a week for best results.
Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy seborrheic dermatitis shampoo can be purchased on Amazon, as well as at your select Walgreens, Walmart.com, and Buy Buy Baby stores nationwide.
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