Neonatal seborrhoeic dermatitis

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  • Starts between 2-6wk of life; improves by 6 months
  • Greasy yellow-red scales
  • Proclivity for scalp (cradlecap), but may find around ears, cheeks, neck
  • Not pruritic
  • DDX
    • Atopic dermatitis, tinea capitis, psoriasis
  • Treatment
    • Salicylic acid shampoo (Sebulex) OR
    • Application of mineral oil followed by washing and removal of scales w/ comb

See Also

Neonatal Rashes