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Cradle cap

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Symptoms of cradle cap include greasy, flaky crusts on a baby's scalp.

Cradle cap usually clears up on its own. You can loosen and remove the flakes with baby shampoo or baby oil and a soft brush.

Cradle cap is a common and harmless condition that causes greasy, flaky crusts on a baby's scalp.

Page last reviewed: 24/01/2019
Next review due: 24/01/2022