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Cradle cap is an
oily, yellow scaling or crusting on a baby's scalp. It is caused by a buildup
of sticky skin oils, scales, and sloughed skin cells. Cradle cap is common in
babies and is easily treated.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerSusan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics