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: December 12, 2018
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics