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Cradle cap is essentially baby dandruff, but that doesn’t make it any less alarming

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The flaky skin that can sometimes appear on an infant’s head and face can make parents panicky, particularly if they are seeing it for the first time. That might drive some mothers and fathers to search for ways to prevent cradle cap or seek out a cradle cap cure. But the solution to treating the infant skin condition is far simpler than many parents might expect. What is Cradle Cap? “Cradle cap is usually caused by maternal hormones still circulating in the baby,” explains Dr. Adnan Mir, Committee Chair of the Society for Pediatric Dermatology. “So, as long as those...

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