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What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

What is the best treatment for delayed closure of anterior fontanel soft spot?

Patience: Most kids will have what feels to be closure of the anterior fontanel by 15-18 mo but some may persist. The separation between the bones will persist to some degree until about 9 when kids reach their adult head size. In examining thousands of kids over 3 decades, i never found one that didn't eventually close. ...Read more

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Soft Spot On Top Of Head (Definition)

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


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Is it bad to have a large anterior fontanel?

Is it bad to have a large anterior fontanel?

Depends: Large fontanels may caused by: down syndrome hydrocephalus intrauterine growth retardation (iugr) premature birth rarer causes: achondroplasia apert syndrome cleidocranial dysostosis congenital rubella neonatal hypothyroidism osteogenesis imperfecta rickets. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for large left herniated disc L2 l3 and pain upon sitting or lying down.

What is the best treatment for large left herniated disc L2 l3
and pain upon sitting or lying down.

Depends on pain: Most disc herniations heal with time. Depending on pain levels, medications like antiinflammatories and muscle relaxers are often helpful. If there is severe enough pain, an epidural injection may help. About 10% to 15% of patients need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a pretty large lung bullae at 5.2cm.

What is the best treatment for a pretty large lung bullae at 5.2cm.

Go to MD: The presence of lung bullae are correlated with symptoms. They are graded and if severity is bad a lung reduction surgery or bullectomy is considered. The presence of one bulla is not an indication but care has to be taken due to possibility of pneumothorax. Go to a lung specialist and be examined and advised. ...Read more

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1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

1 1/2 weeks ago I had a large fibroid that calcified to a grapefruit size in uturus wall. What is the best treatment so we can have more babies?

Ask: Your obstetrician about your options. 1 option would be surgery. It is definitely something you want managed first. All the best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

What is the best treatment for bone spur in bottom of big toe?

Best??: If you can be comfortable with a change in shoes or a pad - good. If padding or shoe change does not work other conservative measures are not likely to work either. Surgery would then be your best course. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen uvula. It is very large. I can feel it when i move my tongue. What is the best treatment for reducing swelling? Nsaid? Antihi

I woke up with a swollen uvula. It is very large. I can feel it when i move my tongue. What is the best treatment for reducing swelling? Nsaid? Antihi

Ice, time: You get a swollen uvula like you described from severe snoring and probable obstructive sleep apnea. The severity of your snoring causes trauma to the uvula which causes it to swell. I strongly recommend that you see an ENT dr for an evaluation and probable sleep study with consideration of cpap. ...Read more

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I have MANY large/deep self harm scars on both thighs. I don't self harm anymore and hate the scars. What is the best treatment? Skin graft?

I have MANY large/deep self harm scars on both thighs. I don't self harm anymore and hate the scars. What is the best treatment? Skin graft?

See a dermatologist: Certainly not grafting. You have enough problems without wasting time and money on a frustrating quest for perfect skin which you will never attain. You can also stop wasting your money on ascorbic acid, which is abundant in normal food. ...Read more