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Loud Noise In Head Of Child
Why: It is not clear why one would try to frighten a 7 month old baby but if it happens, the impact will be determined by what type of comfort and support follows the event. The baby will interpret the event in the light of the emotional behavior of the important people in his life rather than in light of the intent of the abuser. Provide loving comfort and protection from future abusive exposure. ...Read more
Studies done on the: Impact of ambient noise in Neonatal Intensive Care Units resulted in recommendations to remove radios/other music, turn down the volume on monitors & avoid plunking items down on closed warmers. So, turn off the ringer, hold baby with head up 30 degrees & look at him when feeding. Put him face-up in his crib in his room when drowsy, but awake, to self-calm to sleep. See healthy children.org. ...Read more
Loud music or screaming loudly near 2 and half months baby ear and baby start crying loudly. Does it affects baby ears or what?
Yes: Loud noises are harmful to a baby's ears just like they are to yours. Baby's can't protect themselves, so it's up to you to do that for them! Take care of your baby! Hope this helps. ...Read more
Our 2 month old baby sometimes has yellow snot in her nose? She is sometimes colicky for 2 hours sometimes loud breathing would she have chesty cold?
Nasal Congestion: You are describing nasal congestion and it is possible the noisy breathing may be caused by that. Clear her secretions to see if that helps her breathing. If her breathing continues to be noisy, if she is working hard to breath, if she has fever or is not feeding well she needs to be seen by her doctor. This does not cause colic. It is possible she may have an ear infection as a cause of her pain. ...Read more
Loud sound hurts my ears especially my left ear like (baby crying, the dishes which collides hardly), my ears and nose are filled too, what it is?
Congestion: You may have fluid behind your ear drum, that can be from a cold or nasal allergies. See your doctor for diagnosis and adequate treatment. ...Read more
Move stuff farther: Children are naturally curious, so it is not possible to stop them from trying to reach for stuff above their heads. Therefore, the parents must move the stuff up so high that the kids won't even bother trying to reach the stuff. Also, remove any means by which the kids could climb up (climbing can be dangerous when a child falls). ...Read more
Extreme malnutrition is the most common cause of growth retardation worldwide. When a child becomes malnourished, specially within the first 2 years of life, the first thing to go is weight gain, followed by length and ultimately head circumference.
Incredible how your brain will be protected until the end! ...Read more
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Possible causes: Headaches are very common in all ages. If it is associated with fever, vomiting, sore throat, confusion, or due to trauma, she needs to see her pediatrician right away. Otherwise, you can try giving her some Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to ease her pain. Also, see if certain things seem to trigger her headaches. Do they run in the family? If they last, she should be seen. ...Read more
See Doctor Now: Your child's age is unknown. Head circumference is an indicator of normal brain growth in infants and is monitored from birth to 24 mos. A circumference < 10% must be evaluated with height & weight in order to determine overall small stature vs. An isolated anomaly of head growth. Developmental milestones must also be assessed. See your child's doctor now. Early intervention is very important. ...Read more
See growth charts:
For girls: http://www. Kidsgrowth. Com/resources/articledetail. Cfm? Id=671
for boys: http://www. Kidsgrowth. Com/resources/articledetail. Cfm? Id=672. ...Read more
Unlikely: The prematurely closed suture closes one of 17 growth centers that allow the skull to enlarge in proportion to brain growth. The un-closed sutures allow the growth, but force the skull into distorted shape. If you don't fix it, the skull will be deformed. There are some newer minimal intervention approaches that can help the mild cases. Check into all methods but the earlier the repair the better. ...Read more
I have microcephaley but my head CM 52cm what is the age range. Ie how small/ big to child please?
Don't understand???: Not sure how you were diagnosed with "microcephaly" at 33 yrs of age. 52 cm is smaller than "average", but still falls within 2 standard deviations of average (which means it's essentially normal). You also have to correlate it with your adult height to figure out where you fall on the percentile curves. If this doesn't help please try and rephrase your question a little more clearly. ...Read more
If a child has mild untreated craniocynostosis, will they automatically growup with an abnormal head?
Depends on situation: True craniosynostosis (cs) will produce head deformities if untreated. Many early head shape variations have nothing to do with cs, they are often do to sleeping positions that allow the temporary shifting of head shape. These respond to conservative therapy with stretches or rarely a shaping helmet. ...Read more
My child is 1 yr nd he is hitting his head on the ground, I don't know why? Any help coz he is hurting himself
Drawing attention!: If he is otherwise normal and healthy, prepare for the spoilable toddler with acknowledgement of his ability to know what "cause and effect" is. His behavior is an attention grabber. Ensure he is safe and allow him and if he continues, ignore his "drama.". ...Read more
My child headbangs not just using his head, but using his cheeks, no one believes me. Have you ever heard of a child banging thier cheeks?
Complex issues: You need to see you doctor and a psychiatrist. ... Asap. ...Read more
Itching, or none: Many children have no symptoms whatsoever, despite a good-sized infestation. Other children may have itching or a rash around the scalp. The diagnosis is made by finding live lice and/or nits in the hair. To check for lice, use a very fine-toothed comb to comb through wet hair section by section, looking for nits and adult lice. ...Read more
Jadassohn's: Nevus sebaceus. Just watch it. Junior will probably want it off when he's older. Any sudden changes or new lumps or ulcers within the lesion should be seen. ...Read more
Hard to say: There are devices designed for closing wounds with staples and head wounds is one site they can be used. However, I cannot speculate whether you have the training and skill needed to do so. The head is well supplied with blood vessels and improper wound care could result in an infection that could spread to the rest of the body. ...Read more
Depends: We don't have enough information to answer this question. It depends on age, & degree of the problem. Sometimes surgery is an option, but it is a very serious surgery. Talk to your doctor about the specifics in your case and all the possible treatments. Get a second opinion, if you wish. (take all the records with you when you do) In fact, getting a second opinion on any serious problem is smart! ...Read more
Not many dos & donts: I am assuming that she did not black out. Applying an icepack would help reduce swelling if it is done quickly. The bump could be a blood clot that formed with the injury under the skin. If it is a blood clot, it may change the color and look like bruise. Once it forms, the blood clot will remain there for months. If she blacked out even for a short time, I would take her to er. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how hard they hit their head. Sometimes the bump pops up within a few minutes. Sometimes it gradually comes on over the next few hours. Applying ice and pressure would help prevent the swelling, but most toddlers hate the ice. The bump is caused by blood and fluid building up under the skin. It can last several weeks. ...Read more
If a 2 year old child has fallen from a regular dining chair and hit the back or side of his head, what should we look for?
Change in behavior: Obviously, bleeding should be managed first, but after that I would recommend you follow his behavior closely. If he seems confused or not aware of you, you should seek help immediately. He may cry and vomit after the episode, but vomiting later or more than once should give you cause for alarm. ...Read more
If a child is born with mild craniocynostosis that is not corrected, is it possible that they can grow up with no head deformaties?
Maybe: You don't say what mild is or which bones are involved. It is possible that a mild deformity will be covered by hair. There are effective non-surgical treatments and the milder it is, the easier it should be to correct. ...Read more
7yr/o child has had headaches on top of head almost daily for 3-4 weeks when should she see a dr? What else would be concernig with these symptoms?
New onset headache?: As soon as possible! 4 week history of persistent focal headache. It is essential that the cause be pinpointed and addressed, with provision of adequate pain management. Red flags will include increasing severity and frequency of HA, worse after sleeping, associated nausea / emesis or CNS symptoms. ...Read more