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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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