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What's the bump-like circle that appears reddish on the middle of my babys forehead whenever she cries and stretch?

What's the bump-like circle that appears reddish on the middle of my babys forehead whenever she cries and stretch?

Vascular anomaly: This might be a vascular malformation. It is impossible to know for sure without seeing photos. You should take your child to their pediatrician and have the area examined. It is not likely to cause any significant problems but it would be best to have someone evaluate it. ...Read more

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What is a way to heal scars on babys forehead?

What is a way to heal scars on babys forehead?

They will improve: Scars are permanent but almost all fade with time. This process takes longer in babies than in adults because their healing processes are more robust. Protect the scars from sunlight while there is any pink left in them; they will burn easily and, if tanned, may be tanned permanently. I would not expect the scar to assume its final form until the age of 4-5. Do not rush into scar revision. ...Read more

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What's the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

What's the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

Bump: If the area is raised then it may be a mastocytoma, which is a benign birthmark like collection of cells which release histamine when stimulated forming a hive. Otherwise it could be an infantile temporary birthmark called nevis flammeus or angel kisses! ...Read more

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I just came from the hospital they done an ultra sound an my baby's head is already engaged and I'm 34 weeks. I work as a dental assistant and I stand all the time from 9 till 5 pm is it bad? And is it to early for the baby's head to engaged. Ii went

I just came from the hospital they done an ultra sound an my baby's head is already engaged and I'm 34 weeks. I work as a dental assistant and I stand all the time from 9 till 5 pm is it bad? And is it to early for the baby's head to engaged. Ii went

Depends: Depends on what procedures are being done in your office. I would be more concerned for the sake of your baby if your office uses nitrous oxide. Other than that, the biggest issue is that it's just very hard on you physically. Best bet is to speak with your OB about his/her concerns about the impact of your work schedule on your baby. ...Read more

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What can make rig burn on a babies forehead go away?

Rug Burn?: Keep clean, keep moist, keep from infection and be patient. Depending upon how severe may take 1 -2 weeks to heal with weeks of discoloration. ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no significant clinical consequence and often reduce in size with time. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

Pimple: It might not be acne but may be some mucinous cyst of sorts, does not sound extremely worrisome. If enlarging, if angry or red looking, if fevers, then seek medical attention immediately ...Read more

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more

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18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

Baby acne: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...Read more

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Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Yes: You can use both medications. It is advisable to treat the fever when it is more than 101, and to follow up with your physician. Keeping the baby well hydrated and using the albuterol for hacking cough and wheezing helps to relieve bronchospasm. At this age a spacer device or nebulizer is used to help deliver the medication to the lungs. If the fever or cough/wheezing persists, please see your M.D ...Read more

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Dental experts! What is causing my head and jaw to hurt?

Dental experts! What is causing my head and jaw to hurt?

Possibly grinding!: Bruxism, or tooth grinding, along with clenching your teeth together, especially at night time when you are asleep, could be a major cause of headaches and jaw soreness and pain. Have your dentist check you for these signs and report any symptoms to him/her for getting the proper treatment. The treatment could be as simple as fabricating a proper nightguard/bite guard for you. / good luck.! ...Read more

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Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Can babies sucking two fingers cause any dental problems?

Yes: If they continue to suck their fingers after age
4 or 5 they can move the teeth.
Thumb sucking is a bigger problem imo. ...Read more

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What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

What is my best choice for dental care and treatment for an infant?

Infant dental care: You should start by wiping their gums with a washcloth after they eat - that way they will be used to you in their mouth, as soon as the teeth erupt you should be brushing and flossing them -let them do it first and then you follow up. Their diet is very important at this stage and you control it totally. ...Read more

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Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

Can an untreated dental cavity cause numbness on the right side of my head?

See Dentist: Numbness is associated with nerve involvement. Please see a dentist asap for a proper diagnosis. If the decay has penetrated thru to the nerve then some pain or numbness could occur or it could be a bite issue or something unrelated to your teeth. If your dentist does not find a connection you will need to go to your doctor to test for other possible causes. ...Read more

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I need help, I am 29 and all my teeth are rotting out of my head. I have several cavities, I have pain. Please help. Poor and have no dental insurance.

I need help, I am 29 and all my teeth are rotting out of my head. I have several cavities, I have pain. Please help. Poor and have no dental insurance.

Rampant caries: Call your local dental society for advice. They would probably know who best to contact for reduced fee dental care. See if you are eligible for state programs such as Medicaid. Dental schools generally render reduced fee dental care. Also make sure you understand how your eating habits may contribute to dental caries and how to practice good oral hygiene going forward. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Can dental issues cause shooting pain in ears and head?

Yes it can: Tooth infection can cause pain in the ear region if untreated. Very common with back molar infection. Should get it evaluated by your dentist. Before it gets worse. So can treat appropriately. And refer to otolaryngologist if needed. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as a dental implant that comes premade with an adjustable abutment head?

Is there such a thing as a dental implant that comes premade with an adjustable abutment head?

Sort of: Some implants for very small spaces are one piece with their abutment. These abutment sections can be ground down a little if needed.

Most other implants have stock abutmenhts that screw into place. These are of different sizes, angulations and shapes. There are also custom abutments that can be machined or cast if the anatomy is such that nothing off the shelf will work. ...Read more

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If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

If you have spontaneous head, neck or jaw jerks, will you need general anesthesia for dental cleanings?

Unlikely: Talk to your dentist, but this is not usually indicated. If needed your dentist can get you a sedative. ...Read more

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Dentists compare dental x-Ray radiation with radiation you get everyday. Problem is that dental radiation is concentrated to your head.........

Dentists compare dental x-Ray radiation with radiation you get everyday. Problem is that dental radiation is concentrated to your head.........

No comparison: Dental x-rays do concentrate in the area the beam is pointed, that is true. However the damaging effects of radiation are cumulative. Spending a day at the beach will expose you to more radiation over a larger area of your body than having dental x-rays once a year. A lead apron with a thyroid collar is also used to protect your body when taking dental x-rays. As the cliche goes, apples to oranges ...Read more

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How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

How safe were dental xrays in the 80s and 90s with regards to causing head and neck tumors of any type later on? Used for checkups, fillings, etc.

Extremely Safe: Exposure dose very, very low. Beam is collimated to keep exposed area small. Machines are calibrated and periodically inspected to ensure correct output. I am unaware of a single case of oral cancer every being directly attributed to diagnostic dental radiographs. ...Read more

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Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Head laid way. Back while having dental fillings. 2 hours dental work. Next day. Pains running up back of neck when move certain ways. Should I see dr?

Maybe: Consult first with the dr who performed the treatment to see if a referral is needed or what type of specialist you might want to see. There are a few different possible causes for your symptoms but the dr who treated you has more information then we do at this forum to guide you. ...Read more

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I'm 2 months pregnant w/twins. I've been having really bad dental probs. I've been to the dentist and they won't do anything until I've had the babies. Are there any home remedies?

I'm 2 months pregnant w/twins. I've been having really bad dental probs. I've been to the dentist and they won't do anything until I've had the babies. Are there any home remedies?

Ask your OB: Ask your OB doc what you can take as well as when you can have your acute dental problems addressed by your dentist. Your dentist should consult with your OB to obtain more information regarding any restrictions in treatment and medications. ...Read more

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How much radation does one get from head CT vs dental cbct?

How much radation does one get from head CT vs dental cbct?

Dental much less: I have seen figures of up to 90% less radiation with dental cbct compared to medical ct.
The actual figures may not be as much but it is significantly less. ...Read more