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No One Wants This Hat: Combating Cradle Cap Quiz
by Staff
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.

  • true
  • false

What skin condition might cradle cap be easily confused with?

  • psoriasis
  • chicken pox
  • stasis dermatitis

What is the medical name for cradle cap?

  • impetigo
  • seborrheic dermatitis
  • rosacea

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.

  • true
  • false

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?

  • biotin
  • retinol
  • folate

True or false: Babies get pimples, too.

  • true
  • false

Which of the following ingredients is not considered effective against cradle cap?

  • zinc
  • coal tar
  • salicylic acid
  • isotretinoin