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.
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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It is important not to scratch or pick at the cradle cap, in case an infection develops.
Multiple authors note safety concerns when considering treatment for mild and self-limited conditions such as cradle cap. Several studies have demonstrated systemic absorption and, in some cases, adrenocortical suppression when using mild topical steroids such as 1% hydrocortisone cream in pediatric populations.
The frequency of common skin conditions in preschool-aged children in Australia: seborrheic dermatitis and pityriasis capitis (cradle cap).
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Infantile seborrhoeic dermatitis (cradle cap) was seen in 24 cases (4.0%) in our study.
3 Check your child for cradle cap or dandruff on the scalp.
Using a natural sunflower oil can help with eczema and cradle cap." Jane says the actions are about more than physical benefits.
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John's Wort Oil can greatly improve Cradle Cap. It is safe to use on baby's delicate scalp, even long term.