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I had a csection my 1 month newborn head shape is a bit wierd will this even out?

I had a csection my 1 month newborn head shape is a bit wierd will this even out?

Most do: Most head will mold and shape will get better, But we don't know what you mean weird is. I will suggest that you discuss your concern about baby's head with your Pediatrician at next well baby or sick visit, as he/she will be in a position to check the shape and size of baby's head and will be able to give his/her opinion ...Read more

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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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What are common head bruising in newborn infants?

What are common head bruising in newborn infants?

Pictures online: Bruising on a newborn's face can be a common sight after birth. Check out this website from Stanford for pictures of where bruising often occurs: http://newborns. Stanford. Edu/PhotoGallery/FacialBruising1.html ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to have an oddly shaped head?

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 more

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What could a small head be a sign of in a newborn?

See below: This can be very normal. Big heads and little heads tend to run in families. What is important is the growth velocity with time. You want the head to grow at a steady rate. ...Read more

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Can you cause the soft spot on a newborns head to indent further?

Can you cause the soft spot on a newborns head to indent further?

Soft spot dynamics: The soft spot is basicly a window into the water baloon that protects the brain and spinal cord, with a cushion of water, against the effect of movement. Sit a kid upright and the soft spot flattens, lay them flat or upside down & they tend to pooch out. With hold fluid the dehydrated kid will sink in further in any position. ...Read more

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Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Why does the skin on my newborn's head and face turn red while he's nursing?

Erythema: The top of a baby's head is where they generate the most heat and has a large body service area compared to an older child. It is certainly appropriate for you to notice redness or warmth when your baby is nursing. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

Scalp: Baby's scalp has lots of glands which produce sebum like material. Most of time the condition resolves only by simple cleaning and application of various creams. Head & shoulder can help. You need to rule out any fungal infection there. Get your baby checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. She seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

I'm a first time mom and my newborn is a week old and she bumped her head on her crib. She seems to be ok though she's sleeping a lot but I don't know?

Get evaluation: It is unlikely that a 1 week old could have caused a bump on her head on her own, a one week old can't roll. This situation is concerning for some ptential physical abuse and looking at the fact that the mother is 18 y/o raises the risk. Please take this child to the doctor for an evaluation immediately, it may save a life ...Read more

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Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Is it normal for my newborn to lose all her hair at the top of her head?

Newborn hair.: Stated simply, it is normal for newborns to lose the hair they were born with. The hair loss can occur on any part of the head, or even the entire head. Any distribution can occur and still be considered normal. ...Read more

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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My 6 week old newborn has a rash on her face, head, and back, could it be eczema?

My 6 week old newborn has a rash on her face, head, and back, could it be eczema?

Could be: If the rash is dry and scaly and itchy (any scratch mark?), it is more likely. Have your baby checked by primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between abnormally large head circumference and an increased chance of neonatal seizures?

Increased pressure: Head circumferences that increase rapidly (can be followed on the head circumference growth chart) can be associated with neonatal seizures if increased intracranial pressure is present. ...Read more

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Newborn has his right side of the head flat, what can I do?

Newborn has his right side of the head flat, what can I do?

Sleep on other side: Try to put the baby to sleep with the flat side up. Alternate sleeping positions in the crib. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How do you cause and reduce the soft spot on the top of a newborns head?

How do you cause and reduce the soft spot on the top of a newborns head?

You don't: The soft spot or spots (front & back) represent areas where the edges of the skull bones are separated by more than a few millimeters. They can be as small as a pea at birth, enlarge over a few months & for most seem closed by 15-18 mo. Some start out big, I've seen one softball sized & had a helmet made to protect the head. Graduall closure over time is based on genetic factors, not your efforts. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold a newborn in a sitting position for burping, while supporting head & back with my hands? Is it bad to hold them as if kneeling?

Is it bad to hold a newborn in a sitting position for burping, while supporting head & back with my hands? Is it bad to hold them as if kneeling?

Hi: It's fine. I notice you have asked many many questions about your baby. I'm guessing you are a first time Mom. It's a nerve wracking time for sure. I just want to encourage you to trust yourself. Your instincts are good. If it seems ok, it probably is. And babies are tough, tougher than you think. I'd love for you to take a big breath and relax. You are doing fine. Enjoy this time. ...Read more

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My son bangs his head since newborn now he's almost 4 and he still bangs his head. He functions normal otherwise please help?

Temper tantrum: Most of the time children persist in head banging (or other temper tantrums) because it works for them- it gets them what they want. Stop responding to the head banging! Walk away and don't give in to the behavior. When he calms down and speaks appropriately, then give him your attention (but don't give him what he wanted). When he finds out it doesn't work, he'll stop banging his head. ...Read more

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I'm hurtin on top of my cat and I can't pass gas or have a ball movement head acehes and feel a lil weak been 6days sicen I had my newborn. I'm I haveing?

I'm hurtin on top of my cat and I can't pass gas or have a ball movement head acehes and feel a lil weak been 6days sicen I had my newborn. I'm I haveing?

Call the Ob-Gyn Dr.: The question is sort of vague, but a good rule of thumb is "never let the stool get hard" after a baby delivery, hemorrhoid surgery, or other surgery in the anal/rectal area. The patient and spouse must not be squeamish about handling poop, to prevent bad things from happening. The ob-gyn doctor can check to see if there is a bigger problem than not pooping. ...Read more

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Newborn son had two head CT scans done 1 month apart. At time we were unconcerned about radiation but now what is the risk of future childhood cancer?

Newborn son had two head CT scans done 1 month apart. At time we were unconcerned about radiation but now what is the risk of future childhood cancer?

Still very low: Yes your child has had significant radiation exposure. And yes you should always ask if additional ct scans really need to be done, or are there alternative ways such as head us or mri. That being said, the risk is still extremely low. When you are talking about a condition that is very rare, even increasing the risk 2-3 times baseline still makes it a very rare occurrence. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My new born of 8 weeks scratches her head by moving it side to side what causes this and what can I do to help her because she seems agitated by it?

Pediatrician to see?: Perhaps, there is a scalp rash which may have escaped your attention? Have the pediatrician do a good scalp revision and if negative perhaps prescribe some type of soothing cream or moisturinzing lotion? ...Read more

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Husband came home all smelled cigarettes, alcohol took a shower but didntwashed head, wentto sleep new born is sleeping in the same room 2m away. Harm?

Husband came home all smelled cigarettes, alcohol took a shower but didntwashed head, wentto sleep new born is sleeping in the same room 2m away. Harm?

A one-time incident: Is unlikely to cause harm, but chronic third-hand smoke is something to discuss calmly with dad. Toxic chemicals in smoke seep into hair, skin, and clothes (making them smell). Your baby can breathe in these toxins when dad holds him or absorb them when he's in contact with household surfaces that have adsorbed nicotine vapors, which can pose a cancer risk when they react with other chemicals. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a black head on your nose crease?

How do you get rid of a black head on your nose crease?

Depends: You can buy a blackhead extractor at the drugstore and gently press it over the blackhead until it pops out. If you can't get it out you will have to visit the doctor. Either the doctor can extract it or you might have to use a medicine like retin a (tretinoin) and slowly remove the layers of skin until it comes out. ...Read more

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I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

I have this hard painful bump like right under my nose on the right side close to the crease, bigger than a black/white head, it's just a small bump?

Cyst: At your age it is probably a little cyst. It may disappear on its own. If it does not let your doctor have a look at it ...Read more

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