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What is Cradle Cap?

What is Cradle Cap?

A scalp condition that commonly affects babies. The scalp develops greasy, yellow, scaly patches. It is not ...more »

  • Cradle Cap: Common scalp condition in babies.
  • Cradle Cap: a dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Cradle Cap: Introduction

Types of Cradle Cap:

Broader types of Cradle Cap:

Who gets Cradle Cap?

Patient Profile for Cradle Cap: Occurs in newborns and babies, usually up to 6 months old.

How serious is Cradle Cap?

Prognosis of Cradle Cap: Not usually harmful. Cases usually respond to simple treatments.

What causes Cradle Cap?

Causes of Cradle Cap: see causes of Cradle Cap

What are the symptoms of Cradle Cap?

Symptoms of Cradle Cap: see symptoms of Cradle Cap

Duration of Cradle Cap: Most cases resolve by age 1 year.

Can anyone else get Cradle Cap?

More information: see contagiousness of Cradle Cap
Inheritance: see inheritance of Cradle Cap

Cradle Cap: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Cradle Cap.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Cradle Cap.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cradle Cap: Pediatrician, Family Practice Physician ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cradle Cap.
Treatments for Cradle Cap: see treatments for Cradle Cap
Alternative treatments for Cradle Cap: see alternative treatments for Cradle Cap
Research for Cradle Cap: see research for Cradle Cap

Organs Affected by Cradle Cap:

Organs and body systems related to Cradle Cap include:

Name and Aliases of Cradle Cap

Main name of condition: Cradle Cap

Other names or spellings for Cradle Cap:

Seborrheic dermatitis, Dandruff

Cradle Cap: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Cradle Cap:


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