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What is cradle cap?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Oily,scaley skin

Cradle cap represents warn out skin cells that remain firmly attached to the scalp after they would otherwise fall off.
(all of us shed skin all the time) natural skin oils may act as a glue, and most baby shampoos don't include enzymes to break up the oil.

In brief: Oily,scaley skin

Cradle cap represents warn out skin cells that remain firmly attached to the scalp after they would otherwise fall off.
(all of us shed skin all the time) natural skin oils may act as a glue, and most baby shampoos don't include enzymes to break up the oil.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics

In brief: Scale on scalp

Waxy, sticky scale on the scalp.
It usually doesn't itch or bother the baby.

In brief: Scale on scalp

Waxy, sticky scale on the scalp.
It usually doesn't itch or bother the baby.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Thank
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