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How to cure a flat spot on head

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sort ?: This is normal in an infant who spends most of his time on his back either sleeping or awake. The skull is composed of several bone plates that shift ... Read More

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Dr. Robert Brodsky
Dentistry 58 years experience
Do nothing.: It was probably always there but just noticed now.
Dr. Sander White
Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
Usually normal: Usually these things turn out to be normal--but if you are concerned you should have a competent doctor examine you and relive your worry.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See your doctor: It is difficult to give an opinion without seeing it.If there all your life could be a cyst and now painful could have gotten infected so need to be s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
The practice of: putting babies to sleep on their backs has contributed to more "flat heads." Some have treated this with a helmut, usually at 4-12 months of age, tho... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Lee
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
See your Peds doc!: There are some congenital abnormalities that are related to premature closure of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis). In layman terms- areas of th... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Depends: This issue has emerged since the 90's when we shifted to back sleeping to avoid SIDS. Many self correct when they begin to sit upright & get out o... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Mole: A flat brown spot anywhere is probably a harmless mole or freckle. Your primary provider is the best person to be sure.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Not possible.: It is not possible to develop a flat spot without significant application of force. Hair generally covers it all up.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Will be ok: THis is due to sleeping position and very normal. Not to worry. it will go away as child grows. Hope this was helpful. Dr R
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Very common: Its common to get flat head at the back due to prolong laying down flat on the back. While awake and you near , give her tummy time , lay her on her t... Read More

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