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what is the best treatment for Bulging fontanel

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hiro Kiguchi
10 years experience Pediatrics
Increased Pressure: A bulging fontanelle (soft spot on baby's head) is most likely due to increased intracranial pressure. This may be due to a number of factors, includ ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Meningitis: Anything causing an increase in the pressure within the skull, such as swelling of the brain, can cause bulging fontanels in infants.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
27 years experience Family Medicine
Be patient: Sounds like your physician(s) have aggressively looked for possible causes, specifically, increased spinal fluid. If your child is developing fine, r ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Ask the Doctor....: ....Could it be pseudotumor cerebrii ( also called ideopathic increased intracranial pressure )? This is a condition where the pressure inside the bra ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Simmons
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Depends: A bulging fontanel can be normal depending on the position the child is in when it is evaluated. A crying child who is lying down will almost always h ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Justin Esterberg
24 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on pain: Depending on pain levels and individual results will vary. If no pain there is no specific treatment that will reverse a bulging disc. It is best to ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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See eye doctor: Hi. Graves' eye disease comes in a wide range of severity from mild to vision-threatening. Please see an ophthalmologist experienced in treatment of G ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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See below: The first step is to see a doctor who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of these conditions. Believe it or not, many people have bulging dis ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depends on ones pain tolerance and whether serious neurological signs or symptoms are present. Anything from otc meds to narcotics to oral steroids t ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
Try physical therapy: First. It works for some persons. Proper stretching, strength training and posture may be of benefit. Some persons have success with traction thera ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
24 years experience Family Medicine
Physical Therapy: Pt is always a good start. If not improving, then see a surgeon and get set up for epidural steroid injections. If that fails, then consider surgery ... Read More
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