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Small Head (Overview)

Small head, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development while in the uterus.


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What things can cause a baby's small head?

What things can cause a baby's small head?

Multiple causes: Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning. The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older. ...Read more

Small Head (Overview)

Small head, or microcephaly, is a symptom of a fetus with slow brain development while in the uterus.


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What is the normal head size of a 3 month old baby. Does a small head mean less intelligent?

What  is the normal head size of a 3 month old baby. Does a small head mean less intelligent?

Head size: 36-38 cm is average head size for 3 month old baby.Small head does not mean less intelligence. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household members with nix permethrin with dr approval
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Check every person with lice for nits (eggs) every day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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What do you suggest if I am 23 male I have small head and consequently small jaw bones, i wasthat my teeth don't fit all together in my small mouth ?

What do you suggest if I am 23 male I have small head and consequently small jaw bones, i wasthat my teeth don't fit all together in my small mouth ?

See orthodontist: A healthy bite and good looking smile is important at any age. A variety of orthodontic treatments are available today for all ages. Check with your Board Certified orthodontist about the best way to achieve your treatment goals. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help now
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Try not to diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle--have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Strangely IV been getting nautiouse easily lately. Get a small head ack and my stomach feels weird. Kinda feels like seasickness, but in on land. Why?

Possible migraine HA: It is possible that what you describe is part of the early presentation of some type of headache disorder such as migraine. You should either speak to your family doctor for more details or search out an expert in headaches who will know how to get to the bottom of this problem. ...Read more

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I have a small head, will it grow?

I have a small head, will it grow?

No: The human head reaches 90% of its final size by age 9. At a listed age of 48, you are long past the end of head growth, so learn to accept what you have.It is not the size but what you do with it that matters. ...Read more

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What things can cause a baby's small head?

Multiple causes: Probably the most common group is due to genetics & these kids grow up fine with normal development & intellectual functioning. The alternatives are many and have variable outcomes: pre-natal injury (toxins, trauma, infection, low oxygen); brain malformations;metabolic disorders ; syndromes :degenerative disorders. These groups have specific findings on evaluation but may not be detected until older. ...Read more