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Is It Normal For My Newborn To Have An Oddly Shaped Head
Yes: The newborn skull is often slightly misshapen (the classic look is that of a cone head) after birth. This is due to the skull bones being squeezed during the vaginal birthing process. This is a normal occurrence, and the skull bones will settle on their own within a few weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal for a 2 year old boy to have what feels to be a fast heartbeat? Is it normal for the age
Normal: In the range of 115... Hope that helps ...Read more
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy eyes: If you are using hairspray or other chemical products to straighten your hair, you may be having an allergic response to the product. This may be affecting your eyes. You may want to use a different hair product, and obtain some artificial tears, such as theratears or systane, to use in the eyes. If this does not help, seek help from a local ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8-month-old baby girl seems a bit cross-eyed, and some said it will be back to normal as she grows older, is that right?
Depends on the situa: What appears to be crossed eyes in some kids is just a broad nasal bridge which does grow out & loose its effect over time.A light that strikes the pupil at the same spot on both from a distance would show the eyes can line up normally.Yet any time eyes seem to drift apart or cross frequently, you should have your dr check it.Failure to do so could may impair the success of treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plagiocephaly: Infant skulls are soft often flatten. The odd shape is called plagiocephaly. It can reverse by making him sleep on his back, alternate the head to right then left, place your baby on his stomach while awake and in an infant chair when appropriate to reduce the pressure on the skull. Also often the neck muscles get stiff. If your infant is stiff, then rotate the neck gently and hold 5 to 10 sec ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am a 21 year old female and have a small pea sized lump under my arm can you tell me what it is it doesn't hurt and is not visable but can feel it ?
Yes: Newborns often have swollen genitals from mom's hormones and sometimes related to the trauma of coming through the birth canal. Older babies should not have swollen genitals. Suddenly swollen genitals in combination with fussiness or definite pain should be considered a medical emergency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My grandson is 3yrs old is it normal for him to have a slight mustache and hair on his legs and arms its very much visible is this normal?
PROBABLY NOT..: The short description you gave, doesn't sound normal. Check with his pediatrician. He needs a detail exam and some tests probably. ...Read more
Is it normal for my 2 years & 2 month old baby to hit anyone out of random or is it a condition he might have?
Normal: normal evolution of motor activity.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it normal for an 8 year old to have pale/clay colored bm for over a month? I'm getting very irritated with his peds. A mom knows when things arent right or not.
No!: There are several causes of clay colored stools in an 8 year old, but the focus of my answer is to remind you of the power you have in the doctor/patient relationship. If your needs aren't being fulfilled, let him/her know. Accept nothing less than complete satisfaction from your provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a small, movable log node under my chin in the center. Is not swollen or hurting. Is it normal to be able to feel it? I've had it for years.
My 2 year old son has a lump on top back part of shoulder close to neck. It is blue. Doctor said it is not a bruise. What could it be?
Between my anus and vagina looks to be swollen and blue looking is this due to child birth over a year ago? Still sore
My 2 year old daughter had a tick latched on to her arm pit a month ago. There is still a raised red bump. Is that normal or something i should worry?
Not unusual: A persistent red bump could be associated with a mild reaction to the saliva of the tick or else there may be small fragments of the tick's mouth parts, causing a foreign body reaction. If this was a deer tick and the tick was latched more than 24 hours and you live in an area known to have lyme disease, you should check with your doctor to see if tests for lyme exposure are indicated. ...Read more
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