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What is the definition or description of: Large anterior fontanel?

What is the definition or description of: Large anterior fontanel?

The fontanels: represent points over which the growing skull plates will eventually close. Failure of the involved growth plates, those which meet at the front and top of the head, to grow to closure results in a large anterior fontanel. It is the soft spot on the top, front of an infant's head. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more


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Is it bad to have a large anterior fontanel?

Is it bad to have a large anterior fontanel?

Depends: Large fontanels may caused by: down syndrome hydrocephalus intrauterine growth retardation (iugr) premature birth rarer causes: achondroplasia apert syndrome cleidocranial dysostosis congenital rubella neonatal hypothyroidism osteogenesis imperfecta rickets. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Delayed closure of anterior fontanel?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed closure of anterior fontanel?

Delayed closure: Most anterior fontanel close between 18-24 months of age. Delayed closure means persistence of open fontanel beyond 24 months of age. ...Read more

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My 6 1/2 mo old ped. Felt his anterior fontanel but says that it might be closing early than usual. Should i be worried? Or is this normal @ his age?

My 6 1/2 mo old ped. Felt his anterior fontanel but says that it might be closing early than usual. Should i be worried? Or is this normal @ his age?

Follow closely..: It is a bit early for the skull to fuse, but unless he has had a head MRI or ct to assess exactly how open or closed they are, i would not panic. If his head shape is normal and symmetric, if head size is increasing along appropriate percentiles, development is normal, then i would put my mind at ease. However, these parameters, including head size and shape, need to be monitored monthly for now. ...Read more

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I'm 51 years old. I felt a " sunken" area on top of my skull. I think its the anterior fontanel. is this bad? its ok to touch but continuously it hurt

I'm 51 years old. I felt a " sunken" area on top of my skull. I think its the anterior fontanel. is this bad? its ok to touch but continuously it hurt

Not fontanelle: The anterior fontanelle closes early in childhood and does not reopen. Could you have had an injury with a depressed skull fracture? Other possibilities include thinning of bone, infection, tumor. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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6 month old has extra cerebralspinal fluid. Im told will resolve on its own. Is this true? What if left untreated?He has fluctuating anterior fontanel

Extra ???: The spinal fluid is produced continuously through life at about a tablespoonful per hour by structures in the brain. It circulates through it's normal pathway & is absorbed into the circulation from the brain surface. Blockage of flow must be opened or structures distort but the body adjusts to fluctuations in fluid amount.True excess production will produce rapid head growth & need surgery. ...Read more

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Is the size of fingertip dent on my 4month old grandson's anterior fontanel normal. Told my son to address it with ped. He forgot! it was always smal?

Is the size of fingertip dent on my 4month old grandson's anterior fontanel normal.  Told my son to address it with ped. He forgot! it was always smal?

Normal: I'm sure it is a normal anterior fontanelle - "soft spot". If he has been going to the pediatrician regularly, we all have this fixation about rubbing babies soft spots. For us it's almost like another vital sign like heart rate or blood pressure. If there was something abnormal with it when he was at the doctors office, i'm sure the pediatrician would have mentioned something about it to your son. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for weak erection?

None: There are none that are effective. They are many available that are worthless and a waste of your money. Lose weight, exercise, avoid alcohol and tobacco and certain drugs, but don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any herbal/holistic treatment for impact injured hand?

Can you suggest any herbal/holistic treatment for impact injured hand?

Many possibilities: It would help to know more about your injury. Homeopathic arnica is legendary for treating these types of injuries, both internally (12c or 30c potency) ; topically (see http://umm.Edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/arnica). Vitamin c ; zinc help injuries to heal. Acupuncture may help; microcurrent therapy ; cold lasers often help injuries to heal. Meriva (form of curumin) is a good anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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I suffer from angular cheilitis. Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?

I suffer from angular cheilitis.  Are there any good natural herbal remedies for treatment of angular cheilitis?

No quick treatments: Angular cheilitis is the cracking at the corners of the mouth, with some inflammation and probably some candidal yeast overgrowth. A little Clotrimazole antifungal cream and a little Hydrocortisone cream for week can make it better. There aren't herbal creams that decrease inflammation the way Hydrocortisone does. A doctor can check for signs of vitamin deficiency, lip eczema, or oral herpes. ...Read more

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Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

Are there herbal treatment option for curing alcoholism?

No: Most substance abuse experts would state that there is no "cure" for alcoholism except abstinence. I am unaware of any herbal preparations that help on a reliable basis. There are prescription medications that are fda approved to assist with abstinence from alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you recommend an herbal treatment for seizure disorder?

Can you recommend an herbal treatment for seizure disorder?

Not advised!: With good and effective medication there is no reason to go to unscientific, potentially harmfull treatment choices! ...Read more

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Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Is there a herbal treatment for familial mediterranean fever?

Apparently not.: The treatment for this disease is mainly analgesics and nsaids like diclofenac. Colchicine, a drug mainly used in gout, decreases attack frequency in patients, and adding Anakinra to the Colchicine regimen is successful in cases resistant to Colchicine therapy alone. ...Read more

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What are some cream or any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

What are some cream or any herbal treatment for getting rid of moles?

Mole: Creams and herbal treatments are not effective or recommended for mole removal . See a dermatologist for mole removal. ...Read more

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Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Is any herbal or homeopathic treatment for obsessive compulsive disorder(ocd)?

Classical homeopathy: Ocd is a difficult disorder to treat, even in conventional medicine. However, there are psychiatrists who are well-trained in classical homeopathy and who can help you. Many people who have not responded to conventional medications or who are very sensitive to them, may respond well to homeopathy. You must be sure your homeopath is familiar with ocd and is experienced in treating this problem. ...Read more

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Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

Is it true that herbal treatment can replace traditional drugs for heart failure?

No and yes: One of the most important drugs used for a long time was digitalis and digoxin. They are derived from the foxglove plant. A number of cancer drugs are derived from plants too. ...Read more

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What are herbal, diet supplements to help with cancer and treatment and side effects?

What are herbal, diet supplements to help with cancer and treatment and side effects?

Variety: I suggest you maintain a varietal diet, which includes protein, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and whole grains. Make sure you get your rest, and don't let your disease define you. As for supplements and herbal concoctions, just make sure that, if you choose to use them, that you buy cost effective products, and include them on your med list so your providers know what you are taking. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Large Anterior Fontanel (Definition)

represent points over which the growing skull plates will eventually close. Failure of the involved growth plates, those which meet at the front and top of the head, to grow to closure results in a large anterior fontanel. It is the soft spot on the top, front ...Read more


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