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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cra·dle cap

colloquialism for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp of the newborn, a red, waxy scaling seen in the third to fourth week.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cradle cap

n.
A form of dermatitis that occurs in infants and is characterized by heavy yellow crusted lesions on the scalp.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.
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
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cra·dle cap

(krā'dĕl kap)
Colloquialism for seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp of the newborn.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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