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My Face Is Moon Shaped
On my cheeks there are reddish-brown lines that's like a drawing(shaped like a small smiley face).please help im
scared of what it signifies.
Picture is worth...: at least a diagnosis. Rashes can be hard without a picture and some basic information but typically a rash described like this is from a virus and benign (not serious), thinking Fifth's disease, Coxsackie, Roseola Lyme disease is a potential if geographically makes sense ...Read more
Cushings syndrome: Moon face is one of the very common symptom of the Cushings syndrome, but not the only symptoms. The diagnosis is made with symptom complex and laboratory abnormalities in the right clinical setting. Moon face could be mimicked with facial edema and sinus problems also. ...Read more
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
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
Craniofacial center: In theory, you can get your head reshaped if you want to deal with the process.Contact a craniofacial center where they have a team of specialists that work with the patients.It is most often done in early childhood, but could be done later.The process requires that they cut up your skull and re-arrange the plates.It is major surgery & requires a significant recovery period.(ICU,extended recovery) ...Read more
Will my moon face go away now that I am off of Dexamethasone? I was told to take it for 3 days only.
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Does cushing's syndrome and the moon face disappear after you stop taking the medication that caused it?
I just had a cranioplasty in the left side of my head, my head shape is abnormally shaped now. Will it return to normal?
Most likely: This would depend on the nature of the cranioplasty. At this time, many of the bone flaps that are placed are made via computer modeling of a synthetic bone flap. These tend to fit very well and the abnormal head shape is likely from swelling of the overlaying skin/muscles which improves. If the cranioplasty was made from "bone cement", there may be some lumps and bumps that are seen. ...Read more
What to do if I have craniosynostosis because of my cone shaped head. Anyway to fix carpenters syndrome or craniosynostosis on a teen?
Craniosynostosis: Craniosynostosis is ideally treated in infancy but having said that our center has done a number of untreated adults or adults whose original surgery did not come out well. A consultation with a craniofacial center with multiple sub-specialities that deal with these disorders would be a good place to start. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was on 40 mg for the last three weeks and it's tapering like 30mg 2 weeks, 20 mg for 2 weeks and then 10mg for two weeks.wen will moon face go off?
Several ways!: First, the chances of getting this "moon face" is proportional to dose and duration of therapy. Part of the puzzle as why people put on facial and torso weight, is because of the Insulin resistance that occurs with prednisone. Go low carb while on it. Ask your doctor about the length and duration of rx. Always take the Prednisone in the morning. Side effects are lowered. ...Read more
My 3 month old baby has a weird shaped head. It's a little lopsided from left to right. Is that normal?
Sometimes: Sometimes one of the sutures can close too early (craniosynostosis). Another cause is if the baby has a congenital torticollis, and he can't move his head fully to one side or he sleeps to much on one side ( positional plagiocephaly). This is the more common cause. This is usually treated by putting the baby in another position and possible physical therapy. I'd discuss with his physician ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I have a birthmark on my face and i wonder, its shaped like a tear drop , and i wonder what does it mean?
Birth mark: There are different kinds of birth marks. Birth mark may be present at birth or appear later. Need to see you physician to know what kind of birth mark it is ...Read more
Could the moon face due to cushings disappear temporarily for a month after abortion and then come back? Is dat possible?
See doctor: Moon face's has to usually do with long time steroid use, or medical condition involving cushing's syndrome. In either case, there's usually a high cortisol/ steroids being produced by the body that causes swelling of the face, and body too, as does pregnancy from increased hormones. So, it's possible to experience weight loss after abortion from hormone loss that may appear to be from your condition. In either case it's time to see your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more
I have cushings. Does cortisol levels drop after an abortion? My moon face almost disappeared after the abortion. Y is this so?
Hi, I'm 22 girl 48 kilos and 1.60 meters, I like my body but i want to gain weight in my face is that possible? even if i am apear shaped woman ?
Is it normal to have different shaped heads? I have a hard bony lump on the back of my head approximately 2,5 inches long 0,7 inches wide is it normal
How do steroids cause moon face? How do they cause fat just in certain parts of the body? And if we know how they do it, isn’t there some way to stop it?
Redistribution : Redistribution of fat in the face is a common side effect of long term steroid therapy. There is no definitive answer as to why this occurs. Some people report that once they are off the streroids that the "moon face" side effect eventually resolves back to normal, however this can take months. Others have had to consult a doctor for other cosmetic solutions. ...Read more
It wouldn't help: Infant head molding helmets work by shifting pressure points over skull plates that are separated from one another and capable of shifting position. This flexibility diminishes with age, making helmet therapy less helpful after age 1 yr and of no value later.The skull finishes most of its growth by age 9 and fuses most of its sutures gradually into the 3rd decade. ...Read more