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Cradle cap is an
oily, yellow scaling or crusting on a baby's scalp. It is caused by a buildup
of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed skin cells. Cradle cap is common in
babies and is easily treated.
Primary Medical Reviewer
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Thomas Emmett Francoeur, MDCM, CSPQ, FRCPC - Pediatrics
June 3, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 03, 2011
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