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My son has flat head on his left side. He doesn't have any facial deformities. How are you certain it will cure itself? He is 10 months old.

My son has flat head on his left side. He doesn't have any facial deformities. How are you certain it will cure itself? He is 10 months old.

Exam: Make an effort to position him on his other side. Have his head shape checked by his doctor and if there is a concern, get an XR to look at his suture formation. All the best. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a flat head?

Why does my baby have a flat head?

From lying on it...: Usually, whichever side is down will flatten under the weight of the rest of the head. This does not in any way affect the content of the head (brain), and the cosmetic effect is mitigated once the hair grows out. After that, the head reshapes itself into its proper shape. ...Read more

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How can I deal with having a flat head?

How can I deal with having a flat head?

No need to change: once the growth plates in the skull have fused, usually by age 2 or 3 their is no way to change the shape of the head except extensive surgury ...Read more

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In what way can I correct my 3yr flat head?

Flat head: Flat heads occur from laying on the back side as infants. To correct it you would have need to reposition the child more side to side or a molding helmet, at 3 years of age too late for that. ...Read more

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What can I do to re-shape my baby’s flat head?

What can I do to re-shape my baby’s flat head?

Proper Positioning: Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly). This resolves with time and may take years. Helmets are rarely recommended as the don't provide much benefit over waiting. Limiting time on the back when awake is most important. ...Read more

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Will my baby’s flat head hinder his development?

Will my baby’s flat head hinder his development?

No: A flat head (plagiocephaly) does not affect development, and the flatness will go away as your baby spends more time on his tummy when awake and begins to roll, crawl and move. However, a baby who has developmental problems is more likely to have a persistent flat head since he is not moving around as he should. ...Read more

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Im an adult and I have a flat head what can I do?

Cranial Deformity : Although cranial molding can be done very successful in children, adults with non growing brains do not respond well to cranium passive contouring. The only way to truly remodel the cranium is to physically reshape the skull. The main question to ask yourself is if the flatness is truly worth the risks of surgical correction. Consult a cranialfacial surgeon and a hairstylist. ...Read more

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I have a flat head and I'm 17 can I fix this?? Its so ugly

I have a flat head and I'm 17 can I fix this?? Its so ugly

If really really bad: If one's head shape is so unusual that other people are often staring at it, or are often looking away to avoid staring at it, then one can contact the Craniofacial Surgery department at the nearest major medical center to see if anything can be done to make the head shape less unusual. A normal head with a flat spot is not considered bad enough to cut the skull and move things around. ...Read more

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Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

Is there any way to treat flat head syndrome at the age of 17?

This may be genetic: Your physician can help clarify if this is genetic. By that I mean it can run in families. There are famous people like the football player Kevin Singletary who had a flat head and this runs in his family. ...Read more