cradle cap


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cradle cap

n.
A form of dermatitis that occurs in infants and is characterized by heavy yellow crusted lesions on the scalp.

cradle cap

n
(Pathology) a form of seborrhoea of the scalp common in young babies. Technical name: crusta lactea

cra′dle cap`


n.
an inflammation of the scalp, occurring in infants and characterized by greasy, yellowish scales.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.cradle cap - a dermatitis of the scalp that is common in infants
dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters
Translations

cradle cap

n costra láctea (form), inflamación escamosa del cuero cabelludo en lactantes
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Diffuse cradle cap in the presence of eczematous dermatitis on the arms and cheeks may resolve over time or may evolve into AD, despite eventual clearance of the cradle cap.
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The incidental findings in scalp in the latter group included dandruff, male pattern alopecia, premature greying, matting of hair, hemangioma, cradle cap, sparse hair and woolly hair.
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Cradle cap is the name given to the yellowish, greasy, scaly patches that appear on the scalps of young babies.
The results of the study, based on the data collected from 60 children aged one year, were recently published in the British medical journal "Clinical & Experimental Allergy": It was found that children with skin manifestations, such as atopic dermatitis or cradle cap, have increased levels of eosinophil progenitors in their blood.
The 2-1 hair and body wash is all natural and washes away problems such as cradle cap and dry, itchy or flaky scalp.
In infants it may affect the scalp, called cradle cap.
Amy Shea, 33, who works in medical sales and lives in Boston, says that the scalp rub from MD Moms, which runs $22 a tube, cleared up her daughter's cradle cap.
Among the Xhosa in South Africa, infantile cradle cap is commonly known as ishimca and is treated topically with a traditionally prepared residue of the mthombothi (Spirostachys africana) tree.
In October's skincare educational supplement, your expert mentioned the use of olive oil for the successful treatment of cradle cap.