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What is the definition or description of: Delayed head control?

What is the definition or description of: Delayed head control?

Cannot hold head: When a baby cannot support his head it is delayed head control--shows poor muscle strength of neck muscles. ...Read more

Poor Head Control (Definition)

Poor head control is a symptom in which a person cannot control the position or movements of his head properly. Poor head control can be due to muscle weakness, brain/nerve ...Read more


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My baby is 4 months. Can she start using a walker/bouncer? She has good head control and can sit supported.

My baby is 4 months. Can she start using a walker/bouncer? She has good head control and can sit supported.

When able to sit up: Walkers and jumpers do not help a baby learn to walk. Walkers and jumpers are ok to use under adult supervision, and for less than 30-60 minutes at one time. They are not for keeping a toddler in, without supervision. Dangers include crashing into furniture corners, flipping over, falling down stairs, and sliding through the seat (possibly getting tangled up and possibly getting choked). ...Read more

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Can someone with cerebral palsy with spasticity gain head control later on?

Can someone with cerebral palsy with  spasticity gain head control later on?

Yes: Infants with poor head control and spasticity due to cerebral palsy can later develop head control. Older children (>3 yrs) are unlikely to do so. ...Read more

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3 month old, good head control, trys to stand on his legs when i try to put him down, can I let him stand with support or should I keep stopping him?

3 month old, good head control, trys to stand on his legs when i try to put him down, can I let him stand with support or  should I keep stopping him?

Prop reflex: A 3 mo will extend his/her legs to prop as a standard reflex, it is not an effort to stand. This reflex disappears between 6-9 mo as kids nervous system prepares for voluntary standing. You will not make him bow legged by doing this, but it is more a parlor trick at this age than anything.There are more appropriate things to do with a 3 mo. ...Read more

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Can I prop up my 7w baby during tummy time. She has great head control but struggles a little bit with her forearms. Is this an issue?

Can I prop up my 7w baby during tummy time. She has great head control but struggles a little bit with her forearms. Is this an issue?

It's ok.: You just have to be careful and supervise. Why don't you go to the internet and check out the video "Tummy Time: Why and How to Do It" , sponsored by Tommee Tippee. It's a very nice video. And you will see that some of the babies in the video aren't too thrilled with, and struggle with tummy time too! ...Read more

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I have lots of acne cyst in my poor head and face. I already took antibiotic and cream but is not gone what the best treatment of acne? Pls help

I have lots of acne cyst in my poor head and face.  I already took antibiotic and cream but is not gone what the best treatment of acne? Pls help

Isotretinoin: Better late than never. Cystic acne won't be cleared by antibiotics. It's not for the faint-hearted but it's probably what you need. The internet is full of scare stories but the fast majority of folks with cystic acne are glad after they've done it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

What is the best treatment for painful bump on head cyst?

Exam: This could be an infected hair follicle . Warm soaks help but sometimes they require incision and drainage. Have it examined by your md if it doesn't recede. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that wont respond to creams or tablets?

What is the best treatment for reuccaring back head fungus that wont respond to creams or tablets?

See your doctor: There are different medications like Griseofulvin that can to take to treat fungus (times capitus) but they need to be given for weeks to months. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

What is the best treatment for severe head trauma?

Trauma Center: Severe head trauma usually means the person cannot wake up (coma). Injuries like this require treatment by a team which includes trauma surgeons, intensive care specialists and neurosurgeons. These teams are available at all level i and ii trauma centers in the us. ...Read more