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.
An essential fatty acid, rich in GLA (Gamma-Linolenic Acid), it's a natural oil that not only restores moisture and smoothness to dry and damaged skin, but can also provide relief to babies who suffer from chronic skin disorders such as cradle cap and eczema.
Cradle cap usually begins in babies during their first three months and tends to last several weeks.
Use it for cradle cap, chapped lips and nipples, rough elbows and toes - it's even good for babies, too
And the olive oil I rubbed into my second baby's scalp was the only thing that removed cradle cap.
Q MY grandson has scaly patches on his scalp that look like cradle cap.
My mum says it is cradle cap and I should leave it alone, but it looks disgusting.
59, Dentinox cradle cap shampoo is reduced from pounds 2.
They were more prone to only nappy rash and cradle cap.
Or for instant answers, the site offers advice and information on all childhood illnesses, from colic to cradle cap.
A IT sounds like he has cradle cap, which is a mild form of eczema, common in babies.
Her son, Luke, who is three, has been testing out the floating soap and when the new baby arrives, he/she will be trying out the new cradle cap and nappy rash cream.