Cradle cap

Cradle cap, also called seborrhea, is an oily, yellow scaling or crusting on an infant's scalp that is caused by a buildup of normal oils on the skin. Cradle cap is common in babies and usually responds to home treatment.

Last Updated: December 11, 2009

Author: Jeannette Curtis

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

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