cradle cap


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cap

 [kap]
1. a covering.
2. a maximum budgetary limit.
cervical cap a contraceptive device similar to the diaphragm but much smaller, consisting of a cup that fits directly over the cervix. It is only 60 per cent effective for women who have already given birth.
 The cervical cap is inserted much like the diaphragm. The woman should check to be certain that it is placed over the cervix. From McKinney et al., 2000.
cradle cap an oily yellowish crust that sometimes appears on the scalp of an infant, caused by excessive secretion by the sebaceous glands in the scalp. Treatment of mild cases consists of daily shampoo with mild soap. It can be loosened with an application of mineral oil or baby oil prior to shampooing. Called also milk crust and crusta lactea.

cra·dle cap

colloquialism for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp of the newborn, a red, waxy scaling seen in the third to fourth week.

cradle cap

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

cradle cap

Etymology: AS, cradel + caeppe
a common seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp in infants, which consists of thick, yellow greasy or waxy scales that may be reddened. It may also involve the skin on the nose, eyebrows, ears, and skin of the trunk. Treatment includes application of oil or ointment to soften the scales and frequent shampoos. A weak 0.5% hydrocortisone cream can be effective in controlling the problem. Also called seborrhea capitis.
A popular term for the circumscribed rounded area of thick, crusty, yellow scales on infants ± 6 months of age, which may be the presenting, or only, manifestation of seborrheic dermatitis; the lesions may involve other ‘seborrheic’ regions, i.e., ears, nasal alae, eyebrows, eyelids

cradle cap

Neonatology A popular term for thick, crusty, yellow scales on infants ± 6 months of age, which may be the presenting, or only, manifestation of seborrheic dermatitis; the lesions may involve other 'seborrheic' regions, ie ears, nasal alae, eyebrows, eyelids

cra·dle cap

(krā'dĕl kap)
Colloquialism for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp of the newborn.

cradle cap

A type of seborrhoeic dermatitis occurring in infants and consisting of thick, yellow, greasy, crusted scales on the scalp. It is easily treated.
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If the cradle cap becomes inflamed or infected, a course of antibiotics or an anti-fungal cream or shampoo may be prescribed by a doctor.
Infantile seborrheic dermatitis: An approach to cradle cap.
for instance, includes formulas for relieving infants' teething pain, cradle cap, stomach discomfort and dry skin as part of its Gentle Naturals line.
RHODES, GREECE -- Lactamide monoethanolamine, a lactic acid-derived humectant commonly found in over-the-counter lotions and bath gels, appears to be beneficial for the treatment of cradle cap, Virginie Ribet, Ph.
When he arrived at hospital he had dirt in his ears, armpits, fingernails, navel, and also had severe cradle cap and a full wet nappy.
CRADLE cap is a yellow, flaky or slightly greasy looking skin problem that affects some new babies.
The daily workshops will also shed light on the general appearance of newborns, bathing the baby, cradle cap, diaper rash, taking care of baby's skin, general safety, hiccups and sneezing, burping , swaddling, umbilical care cord, breast feeding, bottle feeding, bowel movement and crying.
I would also consider using Derma-Smoothe [off label] in young children with cradle cap or seborrheic dermatitis.
The company's Gentle Naturals line includes products for treating infant eczema, cradle cap, occasional stomach discomfort and teething.
Q MY two-month-old baby has really bad cradle cap and it looks horrible.
Diaper rash and cradle cap have been shown to be more common in back sleepers, but these effects are minor compared with losing a baby to SIDS, Dr.