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:
May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics