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Baby Brain Damage Signs
Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more
I was told to not use otc meds for cold in babies bcause it doesnt work but is there a possibity that they can cause brain damage?
Cold med's.: Not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the initial treatment, by the emt's, for brain injury in an infant to prevent further brain damage?
ABC's: Airway, breathing, circulation. These are the tenets of "in the field" first aid. They establish an airway (can be basic or actual endotracheal tube), breathing (mouth to mouth or bag/mask ventilation can also give oxygen) and (circulation: chest compressions)... That is generally all that is at their disposal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have an unremarkable normal brain MRI for an infant that endured a brain trauma? If it's normal does it rule out brain damage?
Yes and No: First question a definite YES....not only infant...ANYONE....people suffer traumatic brain injuries all the time clinically but have normal MRI's and certainly it is also true that a normal MRI does not rule out brain injury since we cannot see all the possible ways a brain can be injured using MRI. There are newer sequence acquisitions that are getting around that problem though but not right now ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Infant plasticity: While an adult with an identical injury may be stuck when injured nerves cannot heal, an infant has better healing powers & may be able to rewire past injured areas.Since their system had not completed adult wiring at the time of injury their "plasticity" makes better healing possible.I have seen some remarkable improvements in kids over the years when many held little hope.Improvement is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what i think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?
Many R unexplained: Results from > 50, 000 pregnancies reported in the late 70's (nelson et al.)showed > 50% of cerebral palsy cases had normal pregnancy, labor& delivery. Infants are born with true knots in the cord & many have loops of cord tight about the neck. Some have hx of maternal infection, drug exposures etc. Contrary to the lunch tv adds, most are not caused by drs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable: The most common signs are neurological deficits like loss of motor function including loss of strength or loos of balance and coordination or loss of sensation. Other symptoms can be loss of various cognitive functions like memory or speech. Injury to the brain can also cause changes in personality. ...Read more
It depends: Brain damage does not occur unless there is a significant loss of oxygen and/or other vital nutrients to the brain. Cessation of breathing (apnea) per se does not cause brain damage unless the oxygen level in the blood falls to dangerously low levels for a prolonged period of time. Even if apneic, oxygen levels can be sustained in the blood through other means, for many minutes, or even hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms and side effects as the child grows older of early brain damage that wasn't diagnosed?
Depends on variables: Depends on which areas were involved and the babies abilities to work around the injury.Different from a mature adult brain, a babies brain has some flexibility in routing new wiring to make up for injuries.Some kids will nor show deficits until we expect to see a function, like walking well, or reading, etc. ...Read more
2009 my husband had NMS it lasted 2-3 days He is not himself since He acts more like a child some days, he just doesn't seem all there. Brain damage?
My cousin told me that beaing in extream heat can couse brain damage to an unborn baby is that true ?
Myths: No. That would be an untrue or inaccurate myth. ...Read more
Does oxygen desaturation on a long-haul flight (13.5 hours) cause any sort of brain damage to a baby? I've read they go as low as 80% and lower.
Odd comment: Babies with a normal lung structure will maintain normal oxygen levels on a long flight the same way any adult or older child would. There is no drop in the blood oxygen level during a flight. Pressurized air craft are a safe mode of travel for infants. Someone is providing you with goofy information. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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