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Can you tell me more about craniosynostosis, scaphocephaly?

Can you tell me more about craniosynostosis, scaphocephaly?

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

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Is it possible to treat scaphocephaly if you are 18 years old?

Is it possible to treat scaphocephaly if you are 18 years old?

Scaphocehaly: Only treatment would be surgical intervention because the skull bones have long since fused. ...Read more

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Will minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) that's untreated, become less noticeable and correct itself over Time?

Will minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) that's untreated, become less noticeable and correct itself over Time?

Depends: Depends in the degree of synostosis. Sime children require surgical management whereas others we just monitor ever 3-6 months depending on age ...Read more

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Baby with minor sagittal craniosynostosis (scaphocephaly) and the doctor is saying it's fine and no surgery needed? Why not? What will happen?

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 more

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Who am i?

A little more: Your question will need to have a little more context in order to receive a meaningful answer. If it was meant to check if questions are answered here you have your answer. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

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 more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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Pls help me?

Help: In order to assist you - you need to provide us with more information. Please re-ask and clarify the question that you need help with. Take care. ...Read more

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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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Is it free ?

Is it free ?

Yes, this is free if: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap BASIC is free. Post your question in English, with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors will answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services include virtual medicine appointments) ...Read more

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I dont know?

I dont know?

Then ask us!: If you did not ask for premium, paid services, then this HealthTap public forum is free. Post your question with good grammar and spelling, and one or more of the thousands of volunteer doctors may answer it. They might skip repetitive questions, or ones that have too many abbreviations, or are otherwise hard to understand. (HealthTap's premium services provide virtual medicine consultations.) ...Read more

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What to eat?

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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What is art?

What is art?

Yes: Ivf is art(assisted reproductive technology) that allows egg and sperm to be placed together in a petri dish either conventionally or with icsi where the sperm is placed directly into the egg. ...Read more

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