Seborrheic dermatitis in babies, also called Cradle cap, is a harmless temporary condition. It manifests as thick, hard, yellow or brown scales on the child’s scalp. Similar scales can be found on the eyelids, ears, around the nose and in the pelvic area. Cradle cap is observed on newborns and small children until the age of 3.

In adults it manifests as red scaly patches on the scalp, behind the ears, on the eyebrows, nasolabial and chest.

Seborrheic dermatitis is not contagious neither is it caused by poor hygiene. It is no allergy and is not dangerous . It can be itchy or otherwise. If it is , extensive scratching may cause additional inflammation while the tears of the skin can lead to mild infections or bleeding.