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January 18, 2022

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Seborrheic Dermatitis in Infants

Infants typically present with yellow greasy adherent scale on the vertex of the scalp, sometimes called cradle cap, and with minimal underlying redness. Scale may accumulate, becoming thick and adherent over much of the scalp.

Diaper area and axillary skin may become involved, often with redness that is more obvious than scaling. Secondary bacterial and candidal infection can occur. Infantile seborrheic dermatitis is usually a self-limited condition often not requiring treatment. Usually gentle removal of scale and a low-strength corticosteroid are sufficient to control infantile seborrheic dermatitis.