Cradle Cap

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Cradle Cap

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Cradle cap is the greasy, yellow scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalps of young babies.

It is common, harmless and doesn’t usually itch or cause discomfort. Do not pick at the scales as this can cause an infection. Cradle cap is not contagious and is not caused by poor hygiene or an allergy.

It usually appears in babies in the first two months and clears up without treatment within weeks to a few months.

Image courtesy of NHS Choices
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