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    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.

    By Healthwise Staff
    Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics
    John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
    Last Revised January 10, 2013

    Last Revised: January 10, 2013

    Author: Healthwise Staff

    Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & John Pope, MD - Pediatrics

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