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Craniosynostosis: Scaphocephaly is a type of craniosynostosis and occurs when a suture, a region where two large bones come together and fuse or close prematurely. This typically leads to a prominent forehead and a very narrowed backside of the head, often with a prominent "knob" at the very back of the head. Depending on the severity of the clinical findings surgery can be recommended for correction ...Read more
Scaphocehaly: Only treatment would be surgical intervention because the skull bones have long since fused. ...Read more
Will minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) that's untreated, become less noticeable and correct itself over Time?
Yes: It is certainly possible to have surgery to correct this. ...Read more
Baby with minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) and the doctor is saying it's fine and no surgery needed? Why not? What will happen?
Hopefully nothing !: Sagittal bones are not the skull bones that grow to allow normal head growth, they are mostly due to coronal and lambdoidal bone growth. Scaphocephaly is usually not associated with syndromes. It occurs frequently in premature infants, and comprises 50 % of all abnormal head shapes. Nothing serious should happen, make sure you follow this with your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Am i dying ?
I don't know: I don't know, john. Technically, every person who is alive will die someday, yes. But unless you have been diagnosed with some untreatable illness, then no, you are not actively dying. If this is something you worry about a lot, mention it to one of your parents, a close adult friend, or a school counselor. A lot of people have these kinds of worries and you can get help to not worry so much. ...Read more
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What to eat?
Hair loss and diet: Diet can affect hair, but so can exercise, environment and a person's general health and genetics. Try to eat a healthy diet, with lots of vegetables, and healthy types of protein. Also stay active, exercise regularly and make sure you are getting enough sleep. If the hair loss persists, see your doctor. Feel better soon! ...Read more
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