Cradle Cap

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 Revised: January 10, 2013

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

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