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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
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Abnormal Head Shape (Overview)

Abnormal head shape is a symptom in which a child's head is unusually shaped, compared to heads of children with the same age or body size. Seriously abnormal head shapes are usually caused by early closure of one or more of the suture lines (growth lines) in between the skull bones of a baby.


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Can an abnormal head shape hurt my baby's brain?

Can an abnormal head shape hurt my baby's brain?

See below: It depends on what kind of abnormal head shape. If there is some mild flattening by lying on back, or in one position all the time, then there is probably no affect on the brain. If the abnormality is formed by the skull sutures fusing, so restricting the space inside the skull, then yes the brain can be hurt. Talk to your physician about which problem you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Dr. Eugene Sidoti
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Abnormal Head Shape (Overview)

Abnormal head shape is a symptom in which a child's head is unusually shaped, compared to heads of children with the same age or body size. Seriously abnormal head shapes are usually caused by early closure of one or more of the suture lines (growth lines) in between the skull bones of a baby.


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Can an abnormal head shape hurt my baby's brain?

See below: It depends on what kind of abnormal head shape. If there is some mild flattening by lying on back, or in one position all the time, then there is probably no affect on the brain. If the abnormality is formed by the skull sutures fusing, so restricting the space inside the skull, then yes the brain can be hurt. Talk to your physician about which problem you are dealing with. ...Read more

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Treating an Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Checklist)

Make healthy lifestyle choices
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Stop smoking and avoid second-hand smoke
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Avoid excessive amounts of caffeine and alcohol
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Please let me know if there is a plastic surgery that can fix an abnormal head shape?

Please let me know if there is a plastic surgery that can fix an abnormal head shape?

Cranial recnsrtrucn: Start looking into cranial reconstruction resources in your region.This surgery is most often done in kids, but occasionally in adults.The procedures are dramatic and invasive, involving extracting and reshaping the bones, ICU care and long recovery.It is a team effort, often involving neurosurgeons, craniofacial plastic surgeons and others. ...Read more

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Doc said Vit D deficiency & abnormal hormones can cause head shape to change. Can it cause the back of head to become higher than the front in adults?

Doc said Vit D deficiency & abnormal hormones can cause head shape to change. Can it cause the back of head to become higher than the front in adults?

Doubtful: this would require very soft bones indeed. A bone hromone problem taht severe would cause a lot of other problems. On the other hand PAGET'S disease causes more localized bone preoblmes often mainly in the head area. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Hello doctor, i always wondered why i flattened head shape on top, whether it's genetic or the result of a childhood injury? I have a very unusual for

Many reasons: Dr. Mandell described congenital causes of skull abnormalities. Other causes can be positional forces in infancy flattening the head. This positional plagiocephaly occurs when a baby doesn't move his head enough. Mostly it is a flat occiput. Invariably these conditions are benign with some notable exceptions. If you're well, then there is no need to worry. Cosmetics are something else entirely. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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What's is the average human head shape?

What's is the average human head shape?

Not Triangular!: Somewhat round or oval. There are variations of course. Certain cultures will purposely deform the shape of the skulls of infants at an early age to achieve a different shape. But there are minor variations in skull shape that are still considered normal. Certain birth defects affect skull shape too. ...Read more