Seborrheic Dermatitis

Also indexed as:Cradle Cap, Dermatitis (Seborrheic), Infantile Seborrheic Dermatitis
A dry, flaky scalp on a baby is often called cradle cap. But adults also suffer from this skin condition. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.

The right diet is the key to managing many diseases and to improving general quality of life. For this condition, scientific research has found benefit in the following healthy eating tips.

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Moms: Try high-biotin foodsNursing infants whose mothers ate foods high in biotin, such as liver and egg yolk, had improved cradle cap symptoms in one study.
Try a low-allergen dietA low-allergen diet may be useful in treating cradle cap. The most common offending foods identified in one study were milk, wheat, and eggs.

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