cradle cap

cradle cap
a common condition in young babies in which crusty white or yellow scales form a ‘cap’ on the scalp. It is treated by applying oil or using a special shampoo and usually resolves in the first year of life, although it may represent the start of seborrhoeic eczema.

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  • Cradle cap — Classification and external resources An infant with Cradle cap ICD 10 L21.0 …   Wikipedia

  • cradle cap — n. Informal a skin condition in infants characterized by a yellowish, greasy crust on the scalp, usually caused by an excessive flow of sebum …   English World dictionary

  • Cradle cap — A form of seborrheic dermatitis. of the scalp in infants. It is characterized by flaking or scaling of the skin, The skin may also be reddened. Although cradle cap is on the scalp, the same process can involve the skin on the nose, eyebrows,… …   Medical dictionary

  • cradle cap — noun a dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants • Hypernyms: ↑dermatitis * * * ˈcradle cap 7 [cradle cap] noun uncountable a skin condition that causes dry rough yellow areas on top of a baby s head …   Useful english dictionary

  • cradle cap — cra′dle cap n. pat an inflammation of the scalp, occurring in infants and characterized by greasy, yellowish scales • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • cradle cap — noun Date: circa 1890 a seborrheic condition in infants that usually affects the scalp and is characterized by greasy gray or dark brown adherent scaly crusts …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cradle cap — an inflammation of the scalp, occurring in infants and characterized by greasy, yellowish scales; seborrheic dermatitis of infants. * * * …   Universalium

  • cradle cap — noun A form of seborrheic dermatitis that occurs on the scalp of infants …   Wiktionary

  • cradle cap — noun a skin condition in babies in which there are areas of yellowish or brownish scales on the top of the head …   English new terms dictionary

  • cradle cap — /ˈkreɪdl kæp/ (say kraydl kap) noun a manifestation of seborrhoea in infancy, characterised by adherent yellowish plaques on the scalp …   Australian English dictionary

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