Preparing for your appointment

If your baby's cradle cap doesn't improve with home-care measures or starts to spread, make an appointment with your baby's pediatrician. Here's some information to help you prepare for your visit.

What you can do

Your baby's doctor will want to know:

  • How long your baby has had cradle cap
  • What you've done to treat it
  • How often you shampoo your baby's hair
  • What products you've tried
Nov. 12, 2015
References
  1. AskMayoExpert. Seborrheic dermatitis. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.
  2. Sasseville D. Cradle cap and seborrheic dermatitis in infants. http://www.uptodate.com/home. Accessed Sept. 15, 2015.
  3. Barbara Woodward Lips Patient Education Center. Caring for Your Newborn. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2014.