Homeopathy Treatment for cradle cap

Cradle cap is a skin lesion in infants and young children that resembles burnt milk in appearance. The skin is covered with yellowish or whitish crusts. The affected skin areas can secrete a secretion and become inflamed. The face, scalp, arms and legs are particularly affected. Children who had cradle cap as babies are more likely to develop neurodermatitis later on.

Homeopathic remedies are used to influence the tendency to develop neurodermatitis and to relieve itching.

Which homeopathic remedies help?

Physical symptoms are described below. Choose a homeopathic remedy for cradle cap that best suits your situation.

Magnesium chloratum

For children suffering from cradle cap and cow’s milk allergy. Brown scales form.

Calcium carbonicum

Yellowish or white crusts. Just a little itching. The children sweat on their heads and necks.

Sodium chloride

Cradle cap at the hairline (forehead, neck, ears). White crusts and itching on the skin. Aggravated by sun exposure.

Viola tricolor

Cradle cap, with purulent yellow discharge and yellow crusts. The hair is matted and stringy. Urine smells like cat urine. Cradle cap in newborns.

Vinca minor

Cradle cap with weeping and foul smelling. toppings. Severe itching. Matted hair


Cradle cap in young children. Yellow crusts with sticky secretions. Especially at the hairline and behind the ears.

Hemlock virosa

Cradle cap in young children with light yellow and dry scales.

Dosing recommendation

The selected remedy is taken as required in potency D6 up to three times a day and in potency D12 up to twice a day.

Where does cradle cap come from

It is assumed that cradle cap forms due to the skin’s impaired production of sebum. It is an early form of neurodermatitis. Cradle cap usually develops between the 2nd and 5th month of the child’s life. First, the skin on the face or head changes. As the disease progresses, the neck, arms or legs can also be affected. Cradle cap is a long-term condition that can take months or even years to heal.

Symptoms of cradle cap

  • Yellowish or whitish deposits
  • crusts or scales
  • Reddened and weeping skin areas
  • itching
  • disturbed sleep
  • irritability

More tips and hints

The cradle cap should not be scraped off. When the crusts are removed by force, the skin is injured and there is a risk of inflammation. The cradle cap can be soaked with special agents and then carefully removed.


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