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  • Redness, and crusty brown or yellow scales on the scalp that resemble fish scales.
  • Scales feel fragile and flaky, or waxy and greasy, to the touch.

Note: Cradle cap is seborrheic dermatitis that is limited to your baby’s scalp. If your baby has redness and scaling on their eyelids, in the folds of their neck and armpits, behind their ears, and on their face and diaper areas, this is called seborrheic dermatitis or seborrhea and should be brought to the attention of your healthcare provider.


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