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Cradle Cap / Seborrheic Dermatitis

What is seborrheic dermatitis (cradle cap)?

Also called cradle cap, seborrheic dermatitis in the infant is characterized by fine white scales. However, seborrheic dermatitis can also occur in the diaper area, face, neck, and trunk. Seborrheic dermatitis in this age group usually clears within the first year.

What causes cradle cap?

The exact cause of this skin condition is not known but researchers believe that it may occur due to the overproduction of skin oil in the oil glands and hair follicles. Other factors that may be responsible for Cradle Cap are:

When a neurinoma develops, it may cause any/all of the following:

  • High hormone levels
  • Extreme weather conditions
  • Stress
  • Weaker immune system
  • Other skin disorders
What are the symptoms of Cradle Cap?

Specific treatment for acoustic neurinoma will be determined by your physician based on:

  • Greasy, yellow scaly patches over the scalp
  • Thick scaly layer covering the whole scalp
  • Skin flakes

In rare cases, children have red, itchy skin and some even have hair loss.