Can cradle cap cause foul smell?
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Likewise, does cradle cap smell sour?
Cradle cap does not normally smell. If your baby has cradle cap and there is a sour smell, this may be a sign that there is a fungal infection that requires further treatment. If this is the case your health visitor or family doctor will be able to provide some advice if any special treatment is required.
Secondly, how do you know if Cradle cap is infected? It appears as thick, waxy, yellow crusts on the baby's scalp. Cradle cap is neither painful nor itchy and usually clears by itself after a few months. If the cradle cap starts to ooze or smell, the area may be infected and you should have your baby assessed.
Similarly, it is asked, why does baby's head stink?
Researchers aren't entirely sure what causes that baby smell, though there are a few theories: Some speculate that it comes from their sweat glands, or that it's the lingering scent of vernix caseosa, the substance that covers babies when they're born and is washed off after birth.
Is it OK to scratch off cradle cap?
Cradle cap is not a serious condition and should not cause your child any problems or irritation. However, it is important not to scratch or pick at the cradle cap, in case an infection develops. It usually starts on the scalp and can sometimes spread behind the ears.