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Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Enlarged Head (Overview)

An enlarged head is a clinical finding in which the head is larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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Does too much partying, drinking, not sleeping cause bigger enlarged heads.?

Does too much partying, drinking, not sleeping cause bigger enlarged heads.?

These activities: While not healthy, should not cause enlargement of the brain or skull. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
12 doctors shared insights

Enlarged Head (Overview)

An enlarged head is a clinical finding in which the head is larger than in a normal, healthy person.


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What did the tech mean when she said my baby had enlarged head on ultrasound? Doctor said nothing about it.

What did the tech mean when she said my baby had enlarged head on ultrasound? Doctor said nothing about it.

Truth about results.: Technicians are trained to have some understanding of what they are testing and basic interpretation. There training is not extensive enough to interpret all aspects of a patient's medical condition. Hence the physician is the one who has the final say in the outcome of the tests. ...Read more

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Is it common to have hydrocephalus but have no other symptoms other than an enlarged head?

Is it common to have hydrocephalus but have no other symptoms other than an enlarged head?

Yes: Depending upon the exact cause of the hydrocephalus, hydrocephalus in a neonate/infant may present purely with an enlarging head circumference without any other apparent neurological issues. If left untreated, however, a child will likely develop significant neurological symptoms related to brain dysfunction - mental delay, vision loss, psychomotor difficulties, etc. ...Read more

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I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

I have got pinples on my head and face how can I get rid of it?

Treat them: You can try by going to your local pharmacy and purchasing acne medication to use. If the over the counter medication does not work, make an appointment with your dr. And see if rx medication is needed. Stay clean and wash your skin often. Best wishes. ...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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Is it common to have hydrocephalus but have no other symptoms other than an enlarged head?

Yes: Depending upon the exact cause of the hydrocephalus, hydrocephalus in a neonate/infant may present purely with an enlarging head circumference without any other apparent neurological issues. If left untreated, however, a child will likely develop significant neurological symptoms related to brain dysfunction - mental delay, vision loss, psychomotor difficulties, etc. ...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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Had hydrocephalus but shunted so why the enlarged head?

Had hydrocephalus but shunted so why the enlarged head?

Already formed: When the head is forming and the sutures of the skull are not fused- and hydrocephalus ensues, the head will be large as they may not return to the normal location. Shunting simply keeps the internal pressure of the brain down by taking off excess spinal fluid. ...Read more