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What Does It Mean When A Baby Has A Swollen Fontanelle
Possibly: The main cause of a swollen neck is enlarged lymph nodes. Lymph nodes can be enlarged for several reasons. Lymph nodes are one of the bodies defenses and enlarge in response to exposure to allergens, viral and bacterial infections. Rarely they can be enlarged because of a malignant process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In an infant, the space where two skull-bone sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot" called a fontanel (fontanelle). The fontanels allow for growth of the skull during an infant's first year. The fontanels should feel firm and very slightly curved inward to the touch. A tense or bulging fontanel occurs when fluid builds up in the skull cavity or when pressure increases in the brain (increased intracranial pressure). When the infant is crying, lying down, or vomiting, the fontanels may look like they are slightly bulging, but they should return to normal when the infant is in ...Read more
My baby was born with teeth, shes two months now & her gums around her teeth are red & swollen. What does that mean?
My baby has an umbilical hernia and her belly looks swollen and she passed red stool should I be concerned what does this mean?
Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?
More info: Need additional information to answer your question such as how old is your child. ...Read more
Bulging fontannele: It depends on the age of the child. After 12 to 18 months the fontanelle is closing and therefore it may not be open enogh for you to tell it may be bulging. If your child is healthy, does not have a fever and is acting normally, i would not keep checking the closing fontanelle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
? Problem: Normally closed by now.You need to be sure that the skull is not expanding due to increased intracranial pressure.Tis potentially can be dangerous.Ask your pediatrician. ...Read more
6w baby spat up a lot after a feeding and them ate fine a few hours later. Many wet diapers but slightly sunken Fontanelle. Dehydration? She was cryin
Molding initially: As babies make their way through the birth canal, their skull plates overlap to a degree to pass through. It is not unusual for this to result in a small fontanelle at birth. Your hospital physician will verify that the plates are " mobile" by exam. The overlap resolves within the first week or two of life. ...Read more
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