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What is cradle cap? Can adults get it, too?

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Dr. Craig MacArthur
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Unlikely

Cradle cap is due to the accumulation of dried and dead skin in the scalp of an infant, usually due to family's concern that mild scalp massage might "damage the brain through the baby's soft spot.
" as adults do not have a soft spot, they are much less likely to have cradle cap, as the fear of brain damage from scalp massage is not present.

In brief: Unlikely

Cradle cap is due to the accumulation of dried and dead skin in the scalp of an infant, usually due to family's concern that mild scalp massage might "damage the brain through the baby's soft spot.
" as adults do not have a soft spot, they are much less likely to have cradle cap, as the fear of brain damage from scalp massage is not present.
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