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Dr. Warren Foster
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Delayed Head Control (Overview)

When a baby cannot support his head it is delayed head control--shows poor muscle strength of neck muscles.


Dr. Warren Foster
2 doctors shared insights

Delayed Head Control (Overview)

When a baby cannot support his head it is delayed head control--shows poor muscle strength of neck muscles.


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They say I have delayed bone growth does that mean my skull will get bigger aswell? My head is kinda small its 55-56 CM and im supposed to grow taller

They say I have delayed bone growth does that mean my skull will get bigger aswell? My head is kinda small its 55-56 CM and im supposed to grow taller

Not much: The majority of head growth is finished by age 9 although the bones forming the skull do not completely fuse for many years thereafter.Most males finish their linear growth by 17-18 but an xray of your wrist and hand can show how much more growth to expect.The size of your cranium does not reflect what you can do with it.A portion of the normal population will have both small or oversized heads. ...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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My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?

My son has cerebal palsy and speech delay he smashing his head in frustation or when can't get his own way would this make his CP worse ?

Unlikely: Head banging is not limited to CP kids.In a way it is just an amplification of the early infant fussing.I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...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 chemicals are used in head lice treatments?

What chemicals are used in head lice treatments?

Incecticides: Permethrin or Malathion are the most common. They are insecticides with relatively low toxicity to humans compared with other insecticides. They are diluted as much as possible to remain effective against lice and mites, but decrease toxicity to us, compounded as lotions or shampoos, and used as medicines. Only use the prescribed form on hair or skin, never the full strength forms. ...Read more

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Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Suggest me home tips to get rid of delayed and very frequent periods and to get regular periods.... ?

Birth control pills: When women have frequent and irregular bleeding, a doctor after taking a history and performing a physical exam may recommend birth control pills. They prevent the woman's ovaries to produce hormones, while providing her body with the hormones she needs to have a regular cycle. ...Read more

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Eight month old fell and hit his head. How do I prevent any injury?

Eight month old fell and hit his head. How do I prevent any injury?

Watch closely: If the child did not lose consciousness, in all likelihood he or she will not have had a serious brain or skull injury. However, if the child shows any irritability, vomiting, excessive sleepiness, or any other change in behavior, seek medical attention immediately. If there was any loss of consciousness, even briefly, you should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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22 month old son w/ delayed development, humps ground and bangs head. Are these both normal stims? How should I approach stopping the behavior?

22 month old son w/ delayed development, humps ground and bangs head. Are these both normal stims? How should I approach stopping the behavior?

Developmental evalua: Has your son undergone a developmental evaluation? Each state has a free program to assess children under 3. If your son has significant delays then he should receive therapy in order to optimize his development. Particularly relevent at this stage is speech and language. Please ask your doctor to help you have him evaluated. ...Read more

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