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What to Do When Your Baby’s Cradle Cap Is Leaking Fluid

What To Do When Your Baby’s Cradle Cap Is Leaking Fluid

Seborrheic dermatitis, more commonly known as cradle cap, is a common condition that most babies face after birth. The yellow scales and flakes are not a cause for concern, but it’s important to be aware that baby’s cradle cap can ooze.

What does cradle cap look like when it’s highly inflamed? If the rash becomes too intense, it can result in large scabs and blisters, a foul odor and even leaking fluid. Some areas in particular that get red and ooze are behind the ears.

Consult our photo gallery to see examples of cradle cap.

The easiest way to avoid an oozing cradle cap is by taking good care of your baby’s skin. Using a medicated cradle cap shampoo and avoiding the urge to pick at the scales are two simple ways to keep your baby happy and healthy.

And then use a gentle, moisturizing daily shampoo free of irritants for your ongoing scalp care.

While the occurrence of infection is rare, it’s still a possibility. Here are a few ways to cope if your little one is dealing with cradle cap yellow fluid leakage:

Don’t Panic

If your baby’s cradle cap starts to look red, irritated and moist, it’s not necessarily an infection. It may just be very inflamed. But don’t worry – cradle cap, especially at its beginning stages, is a harmless skin condition.

Panicking will only exacerbate the situation and add more stress to your lives. Instead, call your pediatrician and get some advice on the next best steps to take. Based on your description of the condition, your child’s doctor may recommend you come in for a sick visit where steroids may be in order, or have you wait until the upcoming well check up, or recommend an OTC medicated shampoo like Happy Cappy.

See Your Pediatrician

Your pediatrician can help your little one fight inflamed, oozing cradle cap. It is rarely necessary for a children’s dermatologist to get involved, but if necessary they can help you go the extra mile in evaluating and treating skin conditions. Talk to your pediatrician for next steps.

In the Future, Use Happy Cappy Shampoo

It is uncertain why some babies get seborrheic dermatitis and some don’t. Cradle cap only happens in about half of infants under the age of one year old. However, if it does happen, preparing for the potential of recurring cradle cap is a smart way to keep your baby happy, healthy, and free of redness, scaling, flaking, and oozing.

Happy Cappy Shampoo is designed to do just that. Made with active ingredient pyrithione zinc, our OTC shampoo and body wash can help relieve the symptoms associated with seborrheic dermatitis. With our solution, you can feel comfortable and confident that your baby is at ease after bathtime.

Gone are the days of needing petroleum jelly, olive oil and a soft toothbrush to get rid of the flakes on your baby’s head. Our specifically formulated dandruff shampoo can reduce those scaly patches and provide the smooth, supple skin that fits your newborn well.

Shop Happy Cappy Shampoo products now.

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