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When does cradle cap (seborrhea) usually show up in babies?

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Cradle cap (seborrhea) often shows up at 1-2 months of age. Greasy, yellowish crusts appear on the scalp and may include a red, irritating rash on the face, behind the ears, on the neck, and even in the armpits. Your doctor will tell you how to best treat this common condition, depending on your baby's symptoms.

From: Your Newborn's Skin and Rashes WebMD Medical Reference

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"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. , 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

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Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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"The skin," Darmstadt, G. and Sidbury, R. , 17th edition. Behrman, R., Kliegman, R., and Jenson, H. (eds.), Saunders, 2004. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics

Mayo Clinic.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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