cradle cap

noun

: a seborrheic condition in infants that usually affects the scalp and is characterized by greasy gray or dark brown adherent scaly crusts

Examples of cradle cap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This squishy brush from Frida Baby softly combs through newborn hair to clean it of cradle cap or dead skin, and helps get rid of wayward skin flakes too. Stephanie McNeal, Glamour, 24 June 2024 Kids with dandruff or cradle cap often benefit from a shampoo with a low concentration of zinc pyrithione. Sarah Bradley, Parents, 20 May 2024 Thinking of a customer whose son had cradle cap at age 16, Nguyen began researching to help Zander as well. Rick Mauch, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 19 Apr. 2024 Infants may develop yellowish scabs on the scalp, called cradle cap. Parents Editors, Parents, 3 Sep. 2023 In babies, seborrheic dermatitis is called cradle cap. Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 2 Nov. 2020 Most cases of cradle cap will resolve within the first year of life. New York Times, 16 Apr. 2020 Many babies have dry, flaking, peeling, or scaly skin — hello, cradle cap! — and these issues especially flare up in the dry winter. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, 25 Nov. 2019 His mother taught them how to bathe the baby, how to treat cradle cap. Anndee Hochman, Philly.com, 13 June 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cradle cap was circa 1890

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“Cradle cap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cradle%20cap. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cradle cap

noun
: a seborrheic condition in infants that usually affects the scalp and is characterized by greasy gray or dark brown adherent scaly crusts
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