Cradle cap, also called seborrhea, is an oily, yellow scaling or crusting on an infant's scalp that is caused by a buildup of normal oils on the skin. Cradle cap is common in babies and usually responds to home treatment.

Current as of: May 12, 2017

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Thomas M. Bailey, MD, CCFP - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics