Cradle cap, medically called infantile seborrheic dermatitis, is a relatively harmless condition that leads to rough and scaly skin patches on a newborn's scalp.
The condition isn't contagious and typically goes away without treatment. The website kidsHealth.org suggests visiting a doctor if:
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