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8mos old baby with protruding fontanelle during fever, what's wrong?

8mos old baby with protruding fontanelle during fever, what's wrong?

Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it is still bulging or if the baby has a fever or is lethargic or inconsolable and very cranky then get your baby checked immediately. ...Read more

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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more


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Why is my 6months old baby's fontanel swollen?

Why is my 6months old baby's fontanel swollen?

Get checked: If you are checking the fontanelle while your baby is laying down, then it may appear bulging due to gravity, so sit the baby up and check it. If it is still bulging or if the baby has a fever or is lethargic or inconsolable and very cranky then get your baby checked immediately. ...Read more

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25 month male baby , anterior fontanelle still not closed why?

25 month male baby , anterior fontanelle still not closed why?

? Problem: Normally closed by now.You need to be sure that the skull is not expanding due to increased intracranial pressure.Tis potentially can be dangerous.Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why is my baby's fontanel (soft spot) swollen?

Why is my baby's fontanel (soft spot) swollen?

Go to ED: If the fontanel is bulging it needs IMMEDIATE evaluation! Get off the computer and get your baby to a doctor. ...Read more

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Baby's head measuring 1 week behind microcephaly?

Baby's head measuring 1 week behind microcephaly?

Head measurement: Was your child premature? If so there is a correction that can be made to more accurately determine appropriateness of head size. Was your baby small for gestational age? Has the head circumference been growing at a rate parallel to the isobars on the head circimference chart, wven though it may be below the 5th percentile. Speak to your pediatrician about these issues. ...Read more

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Baby head bump?

Baby head bump?

More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read more

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Baby born with inverted eyelashes?

Baby born with inverted eyelashes?

Entropion: A rare congenital defect, inversion of lid margin, results in discomfort and corneal damage because of the inward turning of eyelashes. ...Read more

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35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

35 weeks pregnant.U/S shows cord around baby's neck.OBGYN said baby is fine and doesn't seem too concerned.Could cord strangle the baby before birth?

Ultrasound: First question, why US at 35 weeks? Have there been problems with pregnancy? This is not uncommon and not real risk for child at this point. Not much room in there at this point to move around. At delivery very common to find cord around neck. Usually very easy to deal with. I would not worry. Hope this helps. Good luck with rest of pregnancy (the hard part now at this phase) and the deliver ...Read more

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When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

When do the newborn baby have grow spurt? My baby is 1 month old

The whole 1st yr: Babies tend to triple their birth weight and grow about 10 inches over the first year. They will never have another long term growth rate this large, including puberty. There is some variation in this rate per child, but if you feel your baby is not growing you should discuss it with his/her doc. ...Read more

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Baby born with face rash?

Baby born with face rash?

Very common: Newborns are frequently born with a fine, white/pearly rash to their face, primarily on the cheeks, nose and chin. This is known as "milia" or sometimes known as "newborn acne." milia is found on virtually all newborns and is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Fetal head circumference table?

Fetal head circumference table?

See below: This is part of the tools that a pediatrician uses to gauge the growth and development of your child. A head should remain essentially at the same percentage as the child grows. Getting too large or too small is a sign of something wrong. ...Read more

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My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

My baby tosses her head, is she teething?

Related?: Possibly, but probably not. How old is your child? Is she fussy and drooling? Can you see outline of teeth through the gums? Has your child been evaluated to teething by your Pediatrician...something else may be causing your child to be in pain. At 1st b'day take your child to pediatric dental specialist, a Pedodontist. ...Read more

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I can't tell if my babies fontanelle is bulging?

I can't tell if my babies fontanelle is bulging?

Bulging fontannele: It depends on the age of the child. After 12 to 18 months the fontanelle is closing and therefore it may not be open enogh for you to tell it may be bulging. If your child is healthy, does not have a fever and is acting normally, i would not keep checking the closing fontanelle. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?

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My baby is 4 months old & coos & laughs.my friends baby is 3 months and says Dada and mama. Is my baby not hitting his milestones?

You baby is fine: Your baby is just fine. Your baby is doing exactly what is expected at that age. All babies develop at different rates, so I wouldn't worry at all. Most babies will say mama and Dada between 4-9 months. ...Read more

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My One day old baby has no fontanelle?

My One day old baby has no fontanelle?

Molding initially: As babies make their way through the birth canal, their skull plates overlap to a degree to pass through. It is not unusual for this to result in a small fontanelle at birth. Your hospital physician will verify that the plates are " mobile" by exam. The overlap resolves within the first week or two of life. ...Read more

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At 33 weeks growth scan babys HC was measuring 3wks ahead, AC - 1wks behind.AF normal,cord flow normal,NST reactive.is it likely IUGR?

At 33 weeks growth scan babys HC was measuring 3wks ahead, AC - 1wks behind.AF normal,cord flow normal,NST reactive.is it likely IUGR?

Could be: Usually in IUGR, the head growth is not that far ahead. This could be a sign of a more serious condition such as congenital hydrocephalus. You may want to consult with a perinatologist. ...Read more

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My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

Get baby evaluated: Any history of recent trauma?Did the baby bump her head at some point in the past 24 hrs? How is the baby acting?Any vomiting?Given the baby's young age and that fact that their is swelling on her head and without more specifics I feel you should have her evaluated immediately in the ED. ...Read more

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My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

My newborn baby always gets hiccups why?

Common finding: Hiccups is thought to represent a wave of electrical stimulus through the breathing muscle that is somehow triggered by its position next to the babies stomach. It likely happened before birth & will continue off & on until baby grows longer.At some point the stomach moves down &away & quits setting off the spasm. ...Read more

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