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Seborrhoeic dermatitis & cradle cap

Seborrhoeic dermatitis (also called seborrhoeic eczema) is a common skin condition that mainly affects the face and scalp.

There are different types of seborrhoeic dermatitis, a type babies get and a type adults get. When babies get it, it's also called cradle cap.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Last reviewed April 2018.

See also:

Eczema in children

Eczema or atopic dermatitis in adults

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