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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.

By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Last Revised January 10, 2013

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Last Updated: January 10, 2013
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