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Doctor insights on: Normal Head Size At Birth But Enlarges With Age

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My sons head circum. Was 36.5cm at birth. His 15 weeks and his head is now 40.5cm. His a big boy, 8-9kilos. Should i be worried about his head size?

My sons head circum. Was 36.5cm at birth. His 15 weeks and his head is now 40.5cm. His a big boy, 8-9kilos. Should i be worried about his head size?

HEAD size: The head circumference falls at the 25th percentile which is normal. It will still become bigger as he grows. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household people with Nix permethrin, if approved by doctor
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Each person who had lice should be checked for nits (eggs) each day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
Once
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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Use OTC treatments exactly as directed to be effective
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Remove nits as directed. It's tedious, but effective!
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Re-treat only as directed by your physician
Once
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Is there a part in brain responsible only of talking?Can vacum tool in delivery damage brain?Is head size 47cm normal for a 2,7 months boy height 90cm

Yes, no, don't know: The answer to your first question is yes. The answer to 2nd question is no. Head size has nothing whatsoever to do with talking or suction device. Why haven't you discussed head size with pediatrician? That what he's there for. You have a lot of erroneous & fanciful notions. Acquiring some real knowledge by educating yourself about the body in health & disease would help you a lot. ...Read more

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My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly? (my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).

My daughter 16 days old, her head size 31.5cm. Is it microcephaly?
(my wife 21years old, her head size 53cm, its smaller than other same age girls).

Headsize: You didn' t mention the size of the baby, but your child shouldn't be considered as having microcephaly especially since your wife's headsize is 53 cm. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Shampoo with lice shampoo (e.g. Nix)
Once
Wash all used clothes
Once
Wash all used bedding
Once
Use a comb to clear nits in hair
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Since birth my daughter now 3 months is active she stretchs all day, forces herself up, holds her head up, and attempts to flip over is this normal ?

Since birth my daughter now 3 months is active she stretchs all day, forces herself up, holds her head up, and attempts to flip over is this normal ?

It's a bit unclear : From your description. Head up in prone is a 2-mo. Milestone; head & chest up in prone @ 4 mos. Arching when in your arms or rolling front-to-side because her head and legs are up when prone may indicate an imbalance between her extensor & flexor muscles, often seen in ex-preemies. Her pediatrician can tell you more after checking her muscle tone, strength, & reflexes & watching how she moves. ...Read more

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