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Cradle cap

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Symptoms of cradle cap include patches of greasy, scaly skin on the top of a baby's head. Other places like the nappy area can also be affected.

You can remove cradle cap scales by gently rubbing moisturiser on your baby's scalp, brushing it with a soft brush and washing it with baby shampoo.

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

Page last reviewed: 20/04/2022
Next review due: 20/04/2025