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How To Tell If My Babies Soft Spot Is Bulging
Possibly, but...: A bulging fontanel is associated with meningitis. But babies with meningitis have other issues, which may include fevers, poor feeding, lethargy. And bulging fontanel is not only caused by meningitis either. Please see your child's pediatrician if you are concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bulging fontannele: It depends on the age of the child. After 12 to 18 months the fontanelle is closing and therefore it may not be open enogh for you to tell it may be bulging. If your child is healthy, does not have a fever and is acting normally, i would not keep checking the closing fontanelle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 6 month old baby fell and her soft spot has bulged 2 days after. Does she have any brain trauma?
You are prob. okay: •the anterior fontanelle is not fragile, but also not the spot you truly want to expose to the elements. It’s soft and vulnerable as there is no bone between your baby’s brain and the outside world. Good planning in the anatomy world afforded multiple layers of tough tissue protecting your baby at that spot. If serious: baby would be fussy, irritable, hard to arrouse, & perhaps vomiting. ...Read more
I got a sunburn about a week ago and it peeled away baby leaving my back red but one spot is itchy and has small red bumps, can anyone tell me what it?
Does bulge soft spot in 10 mths a sign for hydrocephalus due to IV hemorrhage. No other symptoms. Neurologist wants to wait for next appt in 3 weeks ?
Hydrocephalus: Sounds scary. An ultrasound can be done. Has the head circumference increased more than usual? Is the soft spot compressible? Perhaps it would be wise to check with your pediatrician to see if an appointment before that time would be beneficial. I imagine the neurologist may want to see unusual growth of head circumference prior to referring to a pediatric neurosurgeon for shunt placement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?
Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements ? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more
My 2 month old has a bulging soft spot, rash, has been diagnose with bronchiolitis, rsv, pneumonia, gasps for air and wheezes & no meningitis... ?
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