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My newborn baby girl has hair on her forehead and by her eyebrows. Will this fall off and if so when?

My newborn baby girl has hair on her forehead and by her eyebrows. Will this fall off and if so when?

Yes: It is called lanugo. Fine hair thar is on the babies body...Shoulders, arms and forehead. This typically falls of or goes away in the first few months. Don't worry.

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth. Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

I was feeding my newborn baby (1 week n 3 days old). My three year old punched him on his head, the baby cryed alittle but is fine. Should I worry?

Family practice: If he has stopped crying and is acting with normal sucking I wouldn't worry too much. Things like that will happen should be fine.

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What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome in newborn baby?

Tummy time...: In order to avoid flat head due to constant laying on back it is recommended to give tummy time to the baby while you are watching few times a day for a few minutes. Make sure you are closely supervising the baby and don't leave him (her) alone while the baby is on his (her) abdomen. When leaving the baby alone in his (her)crib ALWAYS put the baby to lay on back.

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. Is this normal?

Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this.

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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor.Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia.

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My2mo baby girl having mild dandruff like white grains on her head. Obg says no chance of having dandruff for newborns. We live in kerala, hot n humid?

My2mo baby girl having mild dandruff like white grains on her head. Obg says no chance of having dandruff for newborns. We live in kerala, hot n humid?

Cradle cap: At this age, the problem you have is called cradle cap. Gentle shampooing every day with baby shampoo, with a little over the counter cortisone cream applied to the area afterwards, should help clear it up.

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Newborn chin and cheeks lighter than forehead?

Newborn chin and cheeks lighter than forehead?

Newborn skin: If your baby is a newborn, less than 30 days old, the skin is very sensitive, newborn skin is affected by maternal hormones and change in environment.

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My newborn has tiny bumps on her forehead what can this be from?

My newborn has tiny bumps on her forehead what can this be from?

Normal: Those bumps are called milia. It is her skins reaction to living in air, and not water any longer. It will come and go for up to six months, and eventually go away. It requires no treatment.

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I have an indent on the middle of my forehead just above the eyebrow line and now my newborn has it too is it a trait I have inherited genetically?

I have an indent on the middle of my forehead just above the eyebrow line and now my newborn has it too is it a trait I have inherited genetically?

Probably: Many facial features - dimples, chin size, nose shape - are inherited features. What a wonderful thing that your newborn shares this special feature with you. You can definitely rule out the mailman! (lol).

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What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

What causes boils on a new born baby's head?

Probably pustule (s): True "boil" is very unusual in newborn. Superficial pustules (blisters containing cloudy fluid) can be caused by staph infection.

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Picked my new born baby up forgot to support neck and head my baby head kinda flopped back did I hurt him? Will this cause problems in the future?

Picked my new born baby up forgot to support neck and head my baby head kinda flopped back did I hurt him? Will this cause problems in the future?

Most unlikely: If damage had been done your baby would be very unhappy particularly with head movementif baby did not cry when this occurred I think you are OK. If baby has full range of motion of his head without discomfort you have done no damage. Do not worry. However, If he seems to have tenderness with head movement see his PCPfor evaluation right away

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What can make rig burn on a babies forehead go away?

Rug Burn?: Keep clean, keep moist, keep from infection and be patient. Depending upon how severe may take 1 -2 weeks to hell with weeks of discoloration.

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location.

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Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no significant clinical consequence and often reduce in size with time.

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My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

Pimple: It might not be acne but may be some mucinous cyst of sorts, does not sound extremely worrisome. If enlarging, if angry or red looking, if fevers, then seek medical attention immediately

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too.

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18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

Baby acne: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc

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Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Yes: You can use both medications. It is advisable to treat the fever when it is more than 101, and to follow up with your physician. Keeping the baby well hydrated and using the albuterol for hacking cough and wheezing helps to relieve bronchospasm. At this age a spacer device or nebulizer is used to help deliver the medication to the lungs. If the fever or cough/wheezing persists, please see your M.D

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Newborn hit back of head, is it protected?

Newborn hit back of head, is it protected?

Thick skull: In general, the backside of the skull is quite thick at any age. That thickness protects it from minor trauma. The brain inside is still at risk of injury when the skull remains intact, if the trauma suffered is enough to rattle up the contents.