No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz
Babies. They smell good (usually). They have soft, perfect skin (usually). Usually? Test what you know about cradle cap, a common skin condition that affects infants and toddlers.
What does cradle cap look like?
- discolored, scaly, crusty patches
- red, swollen face with sores that resemble acne
- a rash with flat, red sores
True or false: Cradle cap only appears on the scalp.
What skin condition might cradle cap be easily confused with?
- chicken pox
- stasis dermatitis
What is the medical name for cradle cap?
- seborrheic dermatitis
Which of the following is one of the best at-home remedies to prevent cradle cap?
- over-the-counter antihistamines
- applying topical steroids
- regular shampoos
True or false: Exfoliating your baby's scalp helps treat cradle cap.
What is Malassezia furfur?
- a type of virus
- a type of yeast
- a type of bacteria
Which vitamin may help treat cradle cap when taken by nursing moms?
True or false: Babies get pimples, too.
Which of the following ingredients is not considered effective against cradle cap?
- coal tar
- salicylic acid