NEWBORN CRADLE CAP. WHAT IS IT AND HOW CAN I GET RID OF IT?

21-11-2016

Dr. Laura Miguel.

Parents come to the clinic every day alarmed because their baby has "yellow scabs" on their head even though they are very careful to wash the baby’s head every day. This idea is very common amongst parents, especially first-time parents, but, is there any truth in the rumour that cradle cap affects children due to a lack of hygiene?

What is cradle cap?

Cradle cap is the common name for the seborrhoeic dermatitis that affects newborn babies and young children. It is very common and is characterised by the appearance of thick yellowish flakes...

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