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What is cradle cap?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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Cradle cap is a mild skin condition that is very common in babies. It is a temporary and harmless complaint that does not usually itch or cause any discomfort. It usually appears in the first two months of a baby’s life, and is recognisable by greasy yellow or brown scales on your baby’s scalp.

The medical name for cradle cap is seborrhoeic dermatitis.


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