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What is the definition or description of: Temporary flat head?

What is the definition or description of: Temporary flat head?

Flat head: A misshapen head may be caused by prenatal compressions rather than true synostosis. If this is the case, the misshapen head should resolve spontaneously within the first few months of life. ...Read more

Temporary Flat Head (Definition)

A misshapen head may be caused by prenatal compressions rather than true synostosis. If this is the case, the misshapen head should resolve spontaneously within the first ...Read more


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Hi. I'm 16 now & I have a FLAT HEAD. My question is what's the treatment for that. Thank you?

Hi. I'm 16 now & I have a FLAT HEAD. My question is what's the treatment for that. Thank you?

Generally none, but: 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 surgery 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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Because I have a flat head could therapy of something get rid of it not just a hairstyle or hat?

Chlld health: At the age of 19 therapy will will not correct a flat head, better to stick with adjusting the hair style. ...Read more

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Is there any good effective herbal treatment for getting a glowy skin?

Is there any good effective herbal treatment for getting a glowy skin?

Exercise!: Regular exercise (30-40 minutes 3-4 times a week) is excellent for the skin as well as the rest of your body. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction all over the face and body. What can we do and is there any herbal treatment for allergies?

Hives??: Might be hives which are red, raised and intensely itchy mosquito-like bumps. Using topical anti-itch creams and an oral non-sedating antihistamine might help. ...Read more

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For my hair thinning problem. I heard about anagrow herbal treatment. Of 18 sessions. What's your suggestion on it?

For my hair thinning problem. I heard about anagrow herbal treatment. Of 18 sessions. What's your suggestion on it?

Not evaluated: Such supplements are not evaluated by the FDA and therefore no recommendations can be made. See your dermatologist for evaluation of your hair thinning and if no medical causes are found (such as thyroid disorder) see a skilled beautician for evaluation and advice for your hair care. ...Read more

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Do herbal hair-restoration treatments really work?

Do herbal hair-restoration treatments really work?

Maybe: There are may substances that have been used for hair resoration, like saw palmetto, burdock and fennel. None have good evidence backing them up. All might interact with medications you are on, so check with your doctor before you use them. ...Read more

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How can I cure my 10 month old's flat head?

How can I cure my 10 month old's flat head?

Plagiocephaly: First your child should be evaluated and the need for therapy should assessed by a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. Some types of skull deformity may require surgery. Others may respond to helmet therapy. The type of treatment needed if any can only be determined after X-rays and evaluation by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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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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Bumps on my head as well as scalp, since past 4 weeks, they are temporary and not painful, reduces in sige after few days, casuse? Treatment?

Bumps on my head as well as scalp, since past 4 weeks, they are temporary and not painful, reduces in sige after few days, casuse? Treatment?

Gonna need more info: Questions like your are important ones to get an answer for, but your description just isn't enough for many doctors to reply with a safe, reasonable answer. I'd recommend seeing your doctor in person and have it looked at - since a picture is worth a thousand words... ...Read more

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5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference. Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

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My child has flat head and my pediatrician doesn't recommend helmets. What should I do? She is 8 1/2 months old.

My child has flat head and my pediatrician doesn't recommend helmets. What should I do? She is 8 1/2 months old.

2nd opinion: The term flat head is not very specific. A few may benefit from helmet therapy while a lot self correct. If the idea of waiting to see bothers you, get a 2nd opinion form another doc with appropriate experience evaluating these cases. ...Read more

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What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

Tummy time...: In order to avoid flat head due to constant laying on back it is recommended to give tummy time to the baby while you are watching few times a day for a few minutes. Make sure you are closely supervising the baby and don't leave him (her) alone while the baby is on his (her) abdomen. When leaving the baby alone in his (her)crib ALWAYS put the baby to lay on back. ...Read more

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Docs, could a babies flat head hurt their brain growth in anyway?

Docs, could a babies flat head hurt their brain growth in anyway?

No brain injury: Positional plagiocephaly means flattening of one side of skull usually becaue the babe always lies in the same position. Cosmetic problem only, however try to prevent by 'Tummy Time' and placing babe in different positions in car seat. ...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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I am 22 year and I have flat head syndrome can it be corrected?

I am 22 year and I have flat head syndrome can it be corrected?

No: However, one can talk with his primary care doctor to see how bad the problem is. Almost always, the problem is cosmetic and has no effect on brain, head, or neck functioning. If a head is severely misshapen, such as in cases of uncorrected birth defects, or uncorrected skull trauma from the past, one can check with a craniofacial team at a major medical center. ...Read more

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How much repositioning is needed in order to correct a severely flat head on a baby?

How much repositioning is needed in order to correct a severely flat head on a baby?

Flat head: Strongly advise you see a specialist that can diagnose and treat this problem for your baby. Talk to your doctor. This should be done asap. Doctors can prescibe medical soft helmets to be worn to help the babies head develope to avoid the flattening, before it becomes a permanent problem. ...Read more

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