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A 62-year-old male asked:

what is echoencephalography? i understand it is something done to newborn babies.

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Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
Sonogram: It is basically a sonogram of the head. Sound waves pass through the soft spot (fontanelle), and show the brain structure. It is used to check for bleeding, cysts, or hydrocephalus (water on the brain). It avoids radiation which is used for ct or mri.

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What the best thing to use on infant heat bumps?

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Leave them alone: The best thing to do is to leave them alone. Try to get rid of the offending agent, heat, over bundling; consider an office visit if baby's skin does not improve. It may be eczema or another common childhood rash.

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