Cradle Cap

Cradle cap

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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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics

Thomas M. Bailey, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

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