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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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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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What to do with smelly scalp?

What to do with smelly scalp?

Too young to ask: Hi, you are too young to post on HT, plz ask your parents to do that ...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

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Scalp Defect (Definition)

Some babies are born with areas of missing skin on the scalp. This can be caused by certain medications that can cause birth defects or by a number ...Read more