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Roughly how much does a child's head grow in circumfrance from month to month in the 1st year?

Roughly how much does a child's head grow in circumfrance from month to month in the 1st year?

See growth charts: For girls: http://www. Kidsgrowth. Com/resources/articledetail. Cfm? Id=671
for boys: http://www. Kidsgrowth. Com/resources/articledetail. Cfm? Id=672. ...Read more

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Can a child with mild craniocynostosis that goes untreated grow up without any head deformaties?

Can a child with mild craniocynostosis that goes untreated grow up without any head deformaties?

Unlikely: The prematurely closed suture closes one of 17 growth centers that allow the skull to enlarge in proportion to brain growth. The un-closed sutures allow the growth, but force the skull into distorted shape. If you don't fix it, the skull will be deformed. There are some newer minimal intervention approaches that can help the mild cases. Check into all methods but the earlier the repair the better. ...Read more

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If a child is born with mild craniocynostosis that is not corrected, is it possible that they can grow up with no head deformaties?

If a child is born with mild craniocynostosis that is not corrected, is it possible that they can grow up with no head deformaties?

Maybe: You don't say what mild is or which bones are involved. It is possible that a mild deformity will be covered by hair. There are effective non-surgical treatments and the milder it is, the easier it should be to correct. ...Read more

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Does sagittal craniosynostosis have to be treated? What would happen if a minor case isn't treated? Would a child's head grow mostly normally?

Does sagittal craniosynostosis have to be treated? What would happen if a minor case isn't treated? Would a child's head grow mostly normally?

Abnormal head shape: Premature fusion of the sagittal suture would stop growth from that site. Since the growing brain would need more room, it would expand the skull in the direction open to growth. This produces an oblong skull with increased front to back dimension while the side to side remained narrow. True CS needs to be fixed surgically in infancy. ...Read more

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Does a child with mild sagittal synostosis automatically need surgery? If no surgery is taken and it is mild with the childs head grow mostly normal?

Does a child with mild sagittal synostosis automatically need surgery? If no surgery is taken and it is mild with the childs head grow mostly normal?

Scaphocephaly?: Establishment of a plan of care should be determined by a craniofacial team. Coordination of care is the duty of your pediatrician. Surgical intervention prevents hypertension in the cranial vault and improves cosmetic appearance. 3-D CT will allow for animation for reconstruction thus helping to determine the need & timing of surgery. Baby should be evaluated by an experienced CF team ASAP ...Read more

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If a baby has a rather large head, would it be possible for their body grow for their head size?

If a baby has a rather large head, would it be possible for their body grow for their head size?

Yes.: Weight varies with height. But head size has nothing to do with height or weight. So although it is possible that someone's body could grow to match their large head, there is no guarantee it will happen. Further, the percentage of your body length that is your head is about 30% at birth, but only 10% as an adult, so babies tend to have bigger heads than adults. ...Read more

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What will happen if my baby's brain doesn't have enough room to grow? They say that if her head doesn't grow substantially from 39cm that I should worry

What will happen if my baby's brain doesn't have enough room to grow? They say that if her head doesn't grow substantially from 39cm that I should worry

Craniosynostosis: There is rapid head growth in the first two years of life. The growth plates of the skull fuse together over these two years. If they close prematurely, then the growth of the brain can be restricted. See a neurosurgeon to evaluate your child's head growth. ...Read more

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Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

Q: baby's ears sticks out a bit. What options are there to encourage her ears grow closer to head. She sleeps on her back and wakes up very read.

2 unrelated problems: The lop ears or ear cartilage that "stick out" is most likely developmental and I do not think you can do anything about it. When your baby is older, say 6 or 7, that minor deformity can be surgically corrected by a plastic surgeon. The redness that occurs is independent of the ear anatomy. Consult your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Eyebrow shaved by razor to stitch cut 3 months ago for child, hair grow but lighter than before what is approximate time to be like the other eyebro?

Eyebrow shaved by razor to stitch cut 3 months ago for child, hair grow but lighter than before what is approximate time to be like the other eyebro?

Time Will Tell: 3 yr old "eyebrow shaved 3 mos ago, hair lighter". The return of eyebrow hair can be prolonged after shaving taking weeks to months. Severe, deep skin wounds can lead to destruction of the hair follicle leading to changes in the hair consistency. New hair may be sparse, shorter, or coarse compared to the original hair. With time, there may be return to baseline however these changes could persist. ...Read more

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My child, she is 16 days old, her left eye is something wrong. After sleep some dust grow up and she can't open her eyes for some time.

My child, she is 16 days old, her left eye is something wrong. After sleep some dust grow up and she can't open her eyes for some time.

Can't open eye: Your baby may have chemical conjunctivitis as a result of the drops they put in the baby's eyes at birth. Try using a cotton all with lukewarm water to wipe away the matter, . If the condition persists see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can a child grow out of a gummy smile? Our eight year old has a very gummy smile, to the point that other kids at school will make fun of it. Of course this makes her very self-conscious, and prone to covering her face with her hand when she smiles. So, I

Can a child grow out of a gummy smile? Our eight year old has a very gummy smile, to the point that other kids at school will make fun of it. Of course this makes her very self-conscious, and prone to covering her face with her hand when she smiles. So, I

I: I have to agree with the other answer in the way of not giving you a yes or no answer. The is no way to tell considering the age of your daughter. Once she goes through her next few growth spurts, you will have a much better idea. Once all of her adult teeth come in, you will know and that is around age 12, give or take a year.
Sorry we can't give you a "yes".
There are treatments (laser recontouring) for it, but no dentist in his right mind would treat your daughter at this age.
The silver lining, look at julia roberts: she has the most famous "gummy smile" and she is considered one of the most beautiful people in the world. ...Read more

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I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

I am 18 and 5 months bearly through puberty penis and testis child like low pubic hair growth and no deep voice to scared to go doctors for years now can I still grow in height and my penis I can get my hormones sortedI never had the growth spurts everyon

No help without: Seeing your doctor, you need to be evaluated right, after physical exam, blood tests and x-rays would tell how your bone age is and whether you need some hormonal treatment to achieve puberty and adolescence, your doctor would refer you to a specialist, mainly an endocrinologist. Don't delay any further, goodluck, ...Read more

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When will my baby's hair start to grow?

When will my baby's hair start to grow?

It differs....: Every baby is different. Some will be born with a full head of hair and keep it, some will lose it and regrow it early and some won't grow significant length of hair until 2 years old. It just really depends on the individual baby... ...Read more

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Why do people shave a baby's hair off when it doesn't make the grow any faster?

Why do people shave a baby's hair off when it doesn't make the grow any faster?

Personal choice: Some babies hair falls of in patches and some parents rather it look even. Some parents have the belief it will come in better if it is all shaven. In the end it does not hurt the baby and it will certainly grow back. ...Read more

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My baby lost most of his hair at 6 mo. Why? When will it grow back?

My baby lost most of his hair at 6 mo. Why? When will it grow back?

Alopecia universalis: Complete alopeecia is usually autoimmune. It can be dealt with cosmetically in the short term, but I would see a dermatologist or immunologist. It often goes away, but in many cases not. ...Read more

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When a baby is born with a mole how much will it grow as she grows? When should there be any concern? She's 5mths it's about sizeof pencil eraser..

When a baby is born with a mole how much will it grow as she grows? When should there be any concern? She's 5mths it's about sizeof pencil eraser..

Moles: It really depends on what type of "mole" it is. Some grow with the size of the baby relatively and others like hemangioma grow in size until roughly two years of age and then start to get smaller later on. Please discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Will baby oil help eyebrow grow?

Will baby oil help eyebrow grow?

No: Baby oil or castor oil have been used for this but it will not hurt either. You have to find the cause of eyebrow loss. If it was shaved off it will grow by itself. If you lost eyebrows without reason you must see your family doctor for workup for treatable causes. ...Read more

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Can I grow eyebrow hair faster by putting baby toothpaste on the over-plucked area?

Can I grow eyebrow hair faster by putting baby toothpaste on the over-plucked area?

No: While there are many home remedies to increase the growth of eyebrows including castor oil, coconut oil, biotin and onion juice there's limited data to suggest any real strong benefit. At least, though, these remedies are unlikely to harm you. You do need to be careful about overgrooming though. ...Read more

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How can I stop beards and remove them from my face and not to grow again and even not to affect my baby girl am a lady of 21 years old?

How can I stop beards and remove them from my face and not to grow again and even not to affect my baby girl am a lady of 21 years old?

Hirsutism: Excessive facial hair in women can have many causes - many of which are hormonal. Have you discussed this with a physician or here on healthtap with a virtual consult? More information is required to entertain why you are experiencing this and I'd advise you to seek further evaluation. Laser is the only way to permanently remove the hair... ...Read more

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Do all pregnancy go thru itching when baby starts to grow hair? ..

Do all pregnancy go thru itching when baby starts to grow hair? ..

It's the liver!: Hi Sheryl B,

Pregnant women experience thousands of symptoms and down through the ages women have had various explanations as to why these things happen. If a pregnant woman has skin itching it is not because of the babies hair, it is most likely that the liver is not able to keep up with some of the demands of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if johnson's baby shampoo help grow your hair longer?

Can you tell me if johnson's baby shampoo help grow your hair longer?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Is there something that I can put in a 7 month old baby hair to grow? His hair is thinning out.

Is there something that I can put in a 7 month old baby hair to grow? His hair is thinning out.

Patience: It is natural for the fine first hair to shed and be replaced by fuller natural hair. It has it's own timetable which can take years. There are no approved meds for this natural phase. ...Read more

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Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Is it true that eating spicy food during pregnancy causes the baby to grow with hair? What types of foods should be avoid during pregnancy?

Not true: Spicy food does not affect your baby's hair. Foods to avoid during pregnancy are seafood high in mercury, undercooked meat poultry and eggs, unpasteurized milk, unwashed fruits and vegetables and alcohol. ...Read more

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At what age does a baby grow teeth in the back of his mouth?

At what age does a baby grow teeth in the back of his mouth?

Up to age 3: Baby incisors in the front erupt between 6-18 months. Baby canines at about 18-24 months. 1st baby molars at about 2 years. 2nd baby molars at about 3 years. Timing of eruption varies widely. Permanent teeth begin to erupt about age 6-7, but begin forming before birth. Talk to your dentist about oral hygiene, sealants, Fluoride treatments, and ingested fluoride. ...Read more

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Hair is baby fine around my temple and ear? It happened pretty quick. It doesn't look like AA, I stress a lot? Can it grow back?? I'm 23!

Hair is baby fine around my temple and ear? It happened pretty quick. It doesn't look like AA, I stress a lot? Can it grow back?? I'm 23!

Get it checked: It is very difficult to answer your question without getting more information and examination. Hair thinking can be cussed by local conditions in scalp and it may also be caused by some systemic condition including stress. And also Thyroid problem and vitamin deficiency.If it is a concern consult your doctor or a dermatologist to find out the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why do my baby hairs around my hairline (close to temples) grow swirly, going in towards my face? And why didn't 6 sessions of laser get rid of them?

Why do my baby hairs around my hairline (close to temples) grow swirly, going in towards my face? And why didn't 6 sessions of laser get rid of them?

LASER HAIR REDUCTION: Lasers only reduce the volume of hair follicles, not totally eliminate all of the hair follicles in a give area of skin treated by the laser. This is due to the fact that some of the hair follicles are in a dormant state, while others are in active growth phase.
Most credible laser hair reduction is done over a number of months, in order to reduce as many of the hair follicles as possible. ...Read more