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Why is my sons soft spot big?

Why is my sons soft spot big?

Incomplete data: When using this site it is important to give enough background information for us to answer your question.You list no age/size or other features.I'll assume you mean newborn, although it could be any age in the first year or so.I've seen normal newborns with spots ranging from undetectable to grapefruit size, They get smaller with age.The biggest ones I protect with a helmet. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my son's soft spot bothers me is it supposed to like allittle in and when does that close I'm scared of it?

What do you suggest if my son's soft spot bothers me is it supposed to like allittle in and when does that close I'm scared of it?

? question: I'm not sure what the question is. There is no reason to be scared of his fontanelles ( soft spot). It usually closes between 9 & 18 months. ...Read more

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When does a baby soft spot go away?

When does a baby soft spot go away?

Soft spot: The soft spot usually closes around a year to 15 months. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a baby's soft spot to be raised up?

Is it ok for a baby's soft spot to be raised up?

Raised fontanelle: An opoen fontanelle that is usually flat and pulsatile may be slightly bulging when crying or when lying down. If it is bulging all the time consult your doctor who will have head circumference measurements. If your child is otherwise healthy and the head circumference is increasing normally, i would not worry. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby's soft spot is raised?

What does it mean when a baby's soft spot is raised?

Depends: If the baby is healthy, probably nothing. When sick, however it may mean incresed pressure in the brain.Best ask your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my baby's soft spot is raised?

What does it mean when my baby's soft spot is raised?

Go to ER: There may be increased pressure in the brain so get the baby checked out immediately. ...Read more

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My sons soft spot has sunken a little what should I do?

My sons soft spot has sunken a little what should I do?

Not to worry: A little bit of sinking is entirely normal. It's when it goes the other way, "bulging" that we pediatricians get freaked out. If it is sunken a lot to the point it looks like a bowl, baby may need a bit extra fluid intake. Otherwise, don't worry. ...Read more

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Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Im 47 and what seems like a soft spot has come up on my head?

Mushy spot in scalp?: If a soft or mushy spot on the scalp stays for more than 1-2 weeks, it should be evaluated to see why (in case it is some abnormal skin growth or some type of skin cancer). If it lasts only a few days to a week or two, it could just be some temporary pimple, small cyst, or small abscess that drained itself and went back to normal. If all is not back to normal quickly, an exam is needed. ...Read more