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Congratulations on your bundle of joy! Being a new parent is a beautiful journey, but there are many obstacles along the way. If your notice scaly patches on your newborn’s scalp, don’t worry. It is a common condition known as cradle cap. Keep reading to learn more about this harmless skin condition, what it looks like, and how to treat it.

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1. What is Cradle Cap?

Infantile seborrheic dermatitis is the medical term for cradle cap. It is a skin condition that is not painful or itchy. Although it is predominantly found on the baby’s scalp, it the scaly patches may appear on the ears, eyelids, nose, or groin area as well. The symptoms should clear up within a few weeks or months thanks to at-home remedies. If not, medical attention may be necessary.

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