Like cradle cap, eczema consists of red, flaky skin. Unlike cradle cap, eczema is very uncomfortable for an infant. It is often itchy, and can hurt if scratching opens a wound. Eczema can occur in the same places on the body as seborrheic dermatitis (underneath the scales), but it is a different condition. There is no direct link between eczema and cradle cap. An infant could have one or the other, or both, or neither.