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Does My Baby Need A Helmet For His Misshapen Head
Should I get a helmet for my child? I fear that his head will be misshaped his whole life. He is currently 8 months old.
Cranial banding: is considered for children with skull deformities, and ideally started before 6 months of age. Each child is carefully evaluated and measured by the cranial banding team, and those who are candidates are offered the helmet. If the helmet has been recommended for him at this stage, it will likely be of value in preventing long term skull asymmetry. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A 4 months: Old should be holding his head without head lagging unless ex-premie, then need to correct age. You would be more concerned about hydrocephalus and other developmental delays rather than autism. Need to see your pediatrician for complete exam and referral to specialist if indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My child has flat head and my pediatrician doesn't recommend helmets. What should I do? She is 8 1/2 months old.
My son's right side of his head is flat. How can I help him now that he is 8 months old without using a helmet? Chiropractor a thought?
My 14 month old son has banged his head & his a bump on his head but seems fine do I need to take him to hospital
No knockout/no pbm: The trauma that knocks you out, even briefly, has produced a concussion.If the trauma wasn't enough to cause even brief loss of function is unlikely to ever yield brain damage. A bump coming out, means he took a good ding, but should do fine.Some will throw up once or seem dazed with a headache.If he starts vomiting multiple times, i would have him seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does the term lemon head mean for an unborn baby. My granddaughter in law went to a ob and they told her baby may have lemon head. Should we be worried?
Although : Although I am not familiar with the term "lemonhead". I suspect it may be similar to other slang like "cone head" or "melon head". If correct, this would signify that the baby's head may apppear elongated after it passes through the birth canal due to pressure of labor. The baby's head will become a normal shape again. I wish that medical personnel would not use this kind of term because it often scares and upset patients. ...Read more
Should i worry about my son's flat spot? Our pediatrician recently told us that our son had a flat spot on the back of his head. She said we could leave it or have a pediatric plastic surgeon take a look at it to see if a helmet is needed. While she act
How much ??: A statement that the kid has a flat spot doesn't need to send you to a orthotic person for a helmet or anything else.Explore how much of an issue your son has and the doc's recommendations.Most babies that back sleep as recommended will develop a flat spot. Most will disappear naturally as the kid assumes other positions for sleep or play. If the shape worsens over time a consult is reasonable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Plagiocephaly: Infant skulls are soft often flatten. The odd shape is called plagiocephaly. It can reverse by making him sleep on his back, alternate the head to right then left, place your baby on his stomach while awake and in an infant chair when appropriate to reduce the pressure on the skull. Also often the neck muscles get stiff. If your infant is stiff, then rotate the neck gently and hold 5 to 10 sec ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
He needs head images: In children less than two years of age, even minor head trauma can be complicated by skull fractures and intracranial injury. If you have an infant less than 12 months of age, that fell 2 feet in to a hard surface, he should be taken in to be seen by his pediatrician or to the er for imaging of his head as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could a 2 month old forcefully hitting her head into my head while I burp her cause a concussion or brain damage to her?
Very Unlikely : This is very unlikely. If you have any concerns that a 2 month old baby could have a concussion or brain damage (difficulty staying awake, excessive irritability, swelling/bruising on the head or face, abnormal body movements, etc..), it is very important that you have the baby evaluated in person. ...Read more
My 2 yr old son hit the back of his head he has a scrape and a knot.. I know he has a slight concusion bc he wants to sleep. Should I go to er?
My sons head circum. Was 36.5cm at birth. His 15 weeks and his head is now 40.5cm. His a big boy, 8-9kilos. Should i be worried about his head size?
HEAD size: The head circumference falls at the 25th percentile which is normal. It will still become bigger as he grows. ...Read more
2 months old baby has bumps on her head , corner of ear, back of neck. What can it be and what should I do?
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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