What is seborrheic dermatitis or cradle cap?
Don’t worry: infantile seborrheic dermatitis is a very common transitory disorder in infants and it is not dangerous. It can come and go spontaneously.
It is characterized by yellowish flakes or scales on a backdrop of pinkish greasy skin. It usually appears on the scalp but can also affect the face, neck, abdomen and even the diaper area.
It normally starts one week after birth and can last at least three months.
When the skin is significantly affected, there can be associated itching.