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What is the best treatment for a scalp defect in newborn?

What is the best treatment for a scalp defect in newborn?

Cutis aplasia: A skin defect is occasionally found on the scalp of newborns & may be finger tip sized or as big as a grapefruit in diameter. The small defects usually gradually become smaller with age & simple cleaning & coverage with antibiotic ointment will prevent complications. Over sized defects may overly an enlarged soft spot & a protective helmet & consultation with a plastic surgeon is in order. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Scalp defect?

Scalp defect: Scalp defect = congenital or acquired abnormality in scalp that is partial or full thickness. ...Read more

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Can a newborn have a congenital heart defect?

Can a newborn have a congenital heart defect?

Yes: Yes, it is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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My new born baby has discover with atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this?

My new born baby has discover with atrioventricular septal defect (avsd). What caused this?

Unknown: The heart is a very complex organ. We still do not fully understand how the normal heart develops in the fetus. We understand even less about what causes the heart to develop abnormally. There are multiple genetic and environmental factors involved. But rest assured, nothing you did caused this heart defect and nothing you could have done would have prevented it. ...Read more

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How much time is the neonatal stage of humans?

How much time is the neonatal stage of humans?

28 days: Medically, babies are considered newborns for 28 days and infants until they are 1 year. ...Read more

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How common is neonatal tetanus?

How common is neonatal tetanus?

Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at birth. Add that to the localized practices & problems result. Cutting the cord with a contaminated blade, or the application of dung ( practiced in some cultures) to speed cord stump separation & theres a good chance baby will get neonatal tetanus. ...Read more

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What can cause sores in your scalp?

What can cause sores in your scalp?

Scalp Sores: Scalp sores can develop from many skin conditions or as a symptom of a scalp infection. Bacteria, germs and some types of fungus can infect the scalp. Most scalp sores localize to certain areas of the scalp but some may cause widespread outbreaks. ...Read more

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My newborn won't eat. What can I do?

Call: Call your Pediatrician. Newborns can quickly become dehydrated. ...Read more

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What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

What is neonatal nurse practitioner?

Just like it sounds: A nurse practitioner that specializes in neonatal medicine. ...Read more

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How long should a newborn wear mittens?

Nails in newborns : Usually it's around the first month of baby's life that these are useful. Also try a soft side of a nail file to gently soften the sharp edges of her nails, this will help minimize her scratching herself. ...Read more

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How often should I feed my newborn baby?

Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What type of drugs are newborns tested for?

What type of drugs are newborns tested for?

Depends on situation: Normal newborns are not usually screened for drugs.If the child and family services have a case open, urine and meconium are collected.Urine is screened for common drugs, while the meconium is sent for special studies that can pick up almost anything used over the preceding few months. ...Read more

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Is it normal for newborn baby to be jittery?

Maybe,maybe not : A newborn has poor control of their limbs and often their movements are somewhat random and uncoordinated. However, they can also have some jittery movements that reflect low blood sugar or other problems.Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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Please tell me what neonatal icu nurse does?

Please tell me what neonatal icu nurse does?

Critical care: Neonatal ICU nurses focus their work on the care of newborns in trouble.These include premature infants that weigh a few pounds at birth and big term newborns that develop complications. Issues including breathing problems, infection, birth defects, and more that have need for constant supervision. ...Read more

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How do I know if my newborn is eating enough?

How do I know if my newborn is eating enough?

Weight and diapers: All breastfed babies lose a little weight in the beginning. Signs your baby is getting enough milk: 1) look for the same number of wet diapers as your baby is days old (1 pee on day 1, 2 on day 2...), then by day 4 onward 5-8 wet diapers a day. 2) stool changes from black to yellow by day of life 4. 3) your pediatrician will also check baby's weight frequently the first week of life. ...Read more

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What is the best formula for a healthy newborn?

Breast milk: We are designed to eat milk from our mothers! our long term health is set in the first 2 years by the health of our gut and immune system and are benefitted from proper diet - breast milk initially, then healthy whole food prepared at home not in a factory and a daily probiotic to keep gut flora healthy. This prevents colds, flu, etc. Cow's milk would be a so-so second choice. No soy. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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


Dr. James Chapman
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Scalp Defect (Definition)

Scalp defect = congenital or acquired abnormality in scalp that is ...Read more