Q3. What is cradle cap?

A3. Also known as ‘infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis’: this is a very common skin rash which occurs in newborn babies.

This rash takes the form of either dry, flaky patches or white/yellow greasy scabs on top of the scalp. This rash can also develop behind the ears and on the eyebrows and eyelids. It is a harmless rash which usually clears up on its own accord. Find out more in our cradle cap section. Alternately, visit our complete guide to cradle cap.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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