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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.
Current as of: September 9, 2014
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
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