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Cradle cap

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Introduction
Cradle cap is the yellowish, greasy scaly patches that sometimes appear on the scalp of young babies.
Signs of cradle cap
The signs of cradle cap are greasy, yellow or brown patches on top of a baby's head.
Causes of cradle cap
The cause of cradle cap is not known, but it may be linked to overactive sebaceous glands. These are glands in the skin that produce an oily substance called sebum.
Treating cradle cap
Cradle cap requires no specific treatment and usually clears up on its own after a number of weeks or months.