Cradle Cap Directory
Cradle cap is a red, flaky, scaly rash that develops on the scalp of some infants. It is a type of seborrheic dermatitis. Cradle cap is common in babies under 3 months old. Cradle cap is not contagious, and doesn't usually cause itchiness or discomfort. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how cradle cap develops, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
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Picture of Cradle Cap
It's common for babies to develop flaky, red patches of skin on their scalp called cradle cap. It's not a big concern and is easy to treat.
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