Pediatric Cradle Cap: Symptom and Causes


  • Large, greasy, yellowish, brownish scaly patches on the scalp
  • Redness of the affected area
  • Dandruff-like flakes of skin on the scalp
  • Crusty yellow areas on the scalp


The exact cause of cradle crap is not known, however it can be caused by overactive sebaceous glands and/or fungal infection. (The sebaceous glands are found in the skin and produce oil like substance (known as sebum)).

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