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What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

What should I do if my infant has bumped head on 2 ft. Fall into a dresser?

He needs head images: In children less than two years of age, even minor head trauma can be complicated by skull fractures and intracranial injury. If you have an infant less than 12 months of age, that fell 2 feet in to a hard surface, he should be taken in to be seen by his pediatrician or to the er for imaging of his head as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

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 more

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My infant's head does not seem to be the right shape. Will his head assume a more normal shape?

My infant's head does not seem to be the right shape. Will his head assume a more normal shape?

Plagiocephaly: Infant skulls are soft often flatten. The odd shape is called plagiocephaly. It can reverse by making him sleep on his back, alternate the head to right then left, place your baby on his stomach while awake and in an infant chair when appropriate to reduce the pressure on the skull. Also often the neck muscles get stiff. If your infant is stiff, then rotate the neck gently and hold 5 to 10 sec ...Read more

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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller. If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid. If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head. It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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Do all infants lose there hair? If so when? My baby was born 2 weeks ago with a head full of hair.

Do all infants lose there hair? If so when? My baby was born 2 weeks ago with a head full of hair.

No: No, not all do. No worries though, if baby does lose hair, then you will perhaps have a rough photo op month, but it will pass. This often coincides with the phenomena of infant acne, which might lead you to skip that 2 month photo altogether. My son had this terribly and lost his head full of blonde curls. We called him " crusty crab" there for a while. Congrats on your new baby! ...Read more

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage. How do I know??

My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage. How do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time I sleep I was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time I sleep I was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! As a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you? " are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...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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My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

My infant child has a pimple on her chin, but now her chin is extremely swollen. What should we do?

Go to hospital: This sounds like an infection which may be caused by staphylococcus or streptococcus bacteria, but it also could be caused by other types of bacteria. Infections that may be minor in adults or older children can be very serious, even life-threatening in infants. Facial infections are of particular concern. You should take your child to an emergency department immediately. ...Read more

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Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Infant head injury caused delayed speech. Is it possible to overcome this?

Possibly: It is possible. However are you talking about in your child, or in an adult? If it is a child, with speech therapy the speech can potentially return to normal or close to it. If it is in an older person, it may be more complicated, but speech therapy would be the best way to re-train your speech. ...Read more

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What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

What can cause a subdural hematoma on an infant if he did not fall or suffer a blow to the head?

Yes, can happen: Subdural hematoma can develop in infants with out injury or due is due to very minor injury when infant has benign enlargement of sub arachnoid spaces (BESS) This always a consideration in assessing child abuse. ...Read more

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My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

My infant 9 m old head most of the time sweats while sleeping in night. Is it normal? What r the possible reasons

Sweaty infant: Many babies are over bundled due to fear of the child getting cold. This can cause overheating and increase the risk of SIDS. Your infant should wear the same amount of clothes as you. Monitor baby carefully for blue and cold fingers and toes. Don't use too many blankets. Here's a good hand-out: http://www. Nih. Gov/news/health/nov2010/nichd-02.htm (If that doesn't solve it, see your pediatrician). ...Read more

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Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Infant had fever about 2 days up to 102.7 finally broke on day 2 but now has rash on head chest back and cries almost constantly?

Common patters: A lot of infant viral infections will have fever for a few days and end in a generalized rash. Some have names based on location and type of rash, but they are expected and rather benign. I'd consider the crying evidence it is not finished. As long as the kid takes fluids well and plays occasionally you can monitor at home. If not drinking the kid should be seen. ...Read more

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This is regarding my 3week old infant. He's developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything I can do or possibly give to him?

This is regarding my 3week old infant. He's developed a number of pimples on his face and head. Is there anything I can do or possibly give to him?

Be patient: A baby floating in the slick moist environment of the womb will have pristine skin at birth. Between 2 wks and 2 months, more than half of infants will have transient baby acne triggered by the hormones that came across during pregnancy.Keeping it clean allows it to run its course. If any sites are more inflamed or persistent, your doc should evaluate. It should fade completely by 3 mo. ...Read more

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What is the average infants head circumference for a 5 month and 10 day girl?

What is the average infants head circumference for a 5 month and 10 day girl?

See answer: To a very specific question here is a very specific answer: average head circumference of a 5 month 10 days baby girl is 42cm or 16.5 inches. If u need more information or the normal range of head circumferences for any age group then u can look up under: cdc. Gov/ growthcharts. ...Read more

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When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome?

When isit up my heart beats faster and my head hurts until I sit down again I was born with alcohal infant syndrome?

Alcolic Infant: Manifestation is not related to kids born of alcoholic mother. It could be postural, or related to your nervous sys. Tension can bring about rapid heart rate and headache. ...Read more

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Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. Everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Can a 3 week old infant get baby acne on her head? All over her face also including eyelids. Everyday it's getting worse. What can I do?

Baby acne: Baby acne is a common occurence. Wash her face with mild soap once a day. Do not try to pop the pimples or blackheads. The acne will disappear over several months. If the acne is becoming more widespread have her seen by her doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Is head crawling in 10.5 months old infant normal? He is also doing weird hand movement (twirling his right hand).

Concerned: Using the head to crawl is unusual, especially when combined with abnormal head movements. An evaluation of motor strength and unusual muscular tone is warranted. A general pediatrician should be able to perform the initial exam and determine if further work up or referral is necessary. ...Read more

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Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are worth the tiny risk. Plan for your child to have a normal life, teach him/her the social and job skills that tomorrow's competitive world will require, and create a winner rather than a worrier. ...Read more

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Child had 2 head CT scans as an infant, now is a healthy 6 year old. Should we be concerned about increased risk of childhood cancer or lifetime risk?

Child had 2 head CT scans as an infant, now is a healthy 6 year old. Should we be concerned about increased risk of childhood cancer or lifetime risk?

Probably not: If you or your child's doctor are able, ask the radiology group where the ct scans were done about the dose of radiation. Higher radiation doses are associated with better resolution of the ct images, and so children's hospitals struggle with the trade off between radiation and great images. Likely your child's risk of cancer from the radiation of 2 scans is low. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Can head CT scans in an infant cause radiation and learning disabilities?

Not exactly: A ct is by definition 'radiation', since it is a series of xrays computer reconstructed as sliced pictures of body tissues. It doesn't cause radiation but exposes the person to radiation. Modern ones may expose one to an amount similar to a transcontinental flight over the usa. Repeat exposure is a current topic of concern, but no specific learning disorder has been identified as connected to this. ...Read more

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Baby head bump?

Baby head bump?

More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a flat head?

Why does my baby have a flat head?

From lying on it...: Usually, whichever side is down will flatten under the weight of the rest of the head. This does not in any way affect the content of the head (brain), and the cosmetic effect is mitigated once the hair grows out. After that, the head reshapes itself into its proper shape. ...Read more

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Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Could a baby have floppy head syndrome?

Floppy babay syndrom: Floppy baby syndrome is possible. I would take the child to a pediatrician for an opinion. ...Read more