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.
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cradle cap

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

n costra láctea (form), inflamación escamosa del cuero cabelludo en lactantes
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Christine Hewitt Cook said: "I advised my daughter regarding her 3 year old to use it when washing her hair for a short time as the little one had cradle cap. It worked well.
Loyon lotion (Cetiol oil and dimethicone), a nonmedicated descaling treatment for scaly patches in infants with cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis): A 2014 pilot study found that it improved scaling in 80% of 20 infants and children aged 3-36 months over 8 days, and it reached "treatment success" in 50% (Dermatol Ther [Heidelb], 2014 Dec;4[2]:221-32).
Cradle cap was observed or history of such occurrence was present in 92.3% of patients, but no cases of cradle cap was seen in our study.
An 8-week-old male with a history of cradle cap presented for a second evaluation of an erythematous rash on the neck that started 1.5 weeks before, and it had since worsened.
We use them on all three of our boys, and we even used the baby moisturiser and sensitive scalp shampoo to relieve Harris' cradle cap."
Cradle cap is a kind of dandruff that affects newborns and young infants.
Cultural lessons include the open, nonjudgmental attitude of Icelandic mothers about breastfeeding; Japanese parents' hundredth-day-of-life celebration, which introduces the baby to diverse foods; Indian parents' use of coconut oil for cradle cap; and Norwegian mothers' use of wool breast pads, among other examples.
Seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap) is particularly common in infants from birth to 6 months of age, and represents a potentially confounding finding, as seborrheic dermatitis and eczematous dermatitis often cannot be differentiated in this age group.
Also known as "cradle cap" in infants, "dandruff" in adolescents, seborrheic dermatitis is found in the face, scalp and chest areas in adults.
"Education is key, especially for new parents, including sharing information on common conditions such as eczema, cradle cap, dermatitis and sensitivity, and how parents can use products meaningfully and effectively," observes Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Amityville, N.Y.-based Sundial Brands, maker of the SheaMoisture brand.