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A 25-year-old female asked:

My two months old infant has flaky scales on her scalp . is this normal?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 56 years experience
CRADLE CAP: Seborrhea or cradle cap is common among infants. Use tar shampoo and use a fine comb to remove it.
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Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Yes: This sounds like cradle cap or scalp seborrhea,which is very common in infants. You can put baby oil on the area 1/2 hour prior to shampooing and then shampoo with a baby shampoo. That may loosen the scales for her. This usually goes away after a couple of months even without treatment.
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Last updated Apr 20, 2017

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