Vernix caseosa

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What is vernix caseosa?

Vernix caseosa

A protective, cream cheeselike substance that covers thae skin of the fetus and may be present at birth, especially in the skin folds, or in a premature baby. It does not need to be cleaned off, but should be rubbed into the baby's skin to protect it from the dryness of it's new environment.

   

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