Seborrheic dermatitis is a common inflammatory skin condition which causes whitish plaques on oily areas such as the scalp hair or inside the ear. It can manifest with or without skin redness. Cradle cap is the term used when Seborrheic dermatitis affects the scalp of babies.
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 [...]