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Does My Baby Need A Helmet For His Misshapen Head
Cosmetic issue only: The shape of your head usually does not affect the brain. It might be a cosmetic issue but usually hair can be used to improve the appearance. ...Read more
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
The pediatrician says our baby has an asymmetrical head and that we can select to have him wear a special helmet. Is this really necessary?
Maybe: Some asymmetry improves on its own with simple efforts like changing sleep position, neck stretches. Occasionally, physical therapy to improve a neck issue is also needed. Sometimes, in spite of these the shape gradually worsens and helmets can provide a better cosmetic outcome. When started too late, it is less likely to help.Those who have examined the kid are in the best position to tell ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: We don't have enough information to answer this question. It depends on age, & degree of the problem. Sometimes surgery is an option, but it is a very serious surgery. Talk to your doctor about the specifics in your case and all the possible treatments. Get a second opinion, if you wish.(take all the records with you when you do) In fact, getting a second opinion on any serious problem is smart! ...Read more
My child has flat head and my pediatrician doesn't recommend helmets. What should I do? She is 8 1/2 months old.
I'm 16&have untreated Plagiocephaly , i wore a helmet as a baby, but it didn't help treat it. I suffer from a daily migraine disorder, could this be linked to it? and is it treatable? I hate the shape of my head!! thank you!!
Not related to shape: Your migraine headaches are unlikely to be related to your head shape. You should see a neurologist for help with treatment of the headaches. At this time, altering your head shape will be a very difficult issue since the bones of your skull have been fused for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?
Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty much: This is our standard of care for a baby to reshape head. Keep in mind she's up and around much more than she used to be so this may continue to improve on its own. What does your pediatrician say about it? Are her fontanelles still open? A plastics referral may be in order. ...Read more
My ex husband has been in an accident, (serious head injury) he wasn't wearing a helmet. Will he recover?
My one month old has an indention in the back of his head from laying on his back. Will he need to wear one of those helmets to help reshape his head?
Im 17 with flat head, distance between my forhead and back of my head is ridicoulas. Is there no way this can be fixed without crainio a helmet maybe?
It wouldn't help: Infant head molding helmets work by shifting pressure points over skull plates that are separated from one another and capable of shifting position. This flexibility diminishes with age, making helmet therapy less helpful after age 1 yr and of no value later.The skull finishes most of its growth by age 9 and fuses most of its sutures gradually into the 3rd decade. ...Read more
I was told that i could mould my head to get rid of the flatness, im a little confused, where do I go for that and is the helmet worth getting?
Head shape: At your age, it is probably a bit too late to change the shape of your head. ...Read more
Symtoms are tingline sensation towards top and sides of my head slight pressure like i was wearing helmet and took it off no pains or headaches ?
Bike accident with helmet wearing on, no sign of external head trauma but for next 2days my head feel a kind of throbbing sensasion..Anything be wrong?
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