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What is the best treatment for a scalp defect in newborn?

What is the best treatment for a scalp defect in newborn?

Cutis aplasia: A skin defect is occasionally found on the scalp of newborns & may be finger tip sized or as big as a grapefruit in diameter. The small defects usually gradually become smaller with age & simple cleaning & coverage with antibiotic ointment will prevent complications. Over sized defects may overly an enlarged soft spot & a protective helmet & consultation with a plastic surgeon is in order. ...Read more

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Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

What is the best treatment for a newborn child with valley fever?

Need specialist: "when the baby is born to a pregnant woman infected with valley fever. Can baby have it? Valley fever is rare in newborn babies. Most babies who get valley fever probably acquire it during or shortly after birth, through inhaling fungal spores from the environment. The "azole" family of antifungal drugs are frequently used. These are oral preparations of ketoconazole, itraconazole and fluconazole. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

What is the best treatment for psoriasis on the body and scalp?

Depends: It depends on the severity and how responsive it is to treatment. Psoriasis is a disease where the body attacks its own wrapper from within. For some folks, all it takes is some topical medicines and maybe steroids. Other folks require more powerful medications that turn down the immune system. You need to work with your doc to decide what works best in your case. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

What is the best treatment for itchy scalp?

Thorough Hair Wash: The treatment is three folds; 1. Don't use the oil for hair untill the ithcy scalp is treated. 2. Use medicated shampoos like polytar (coal tar) thrice a week to wash hairs thoroughly. 3. Always rinse the hairs thoroughly before applying shampoo. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for ringworm of scalp?

What is the best treatment for ringworm of scalp?

Grisofulvin: I usually use an antifungal shampoo and an oral anti-fungal called grisofulvin. I would usually do a skin puch biopsy first to identify and confirm the organism as treatment with these agents can be tough on the liver and you need a definitive diagnosis before starting these treatments. Other scalp infections can mimmick "ringworm". ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

What is the best treatment for newborn collar bone fracture?

They heal alone: They heal by themselves in about a week or two without specific treatment.Have to be careful how to position the newborn in bed and how to hold the baby when in your arms. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an infantile cataract in a six-month-old child? After my newborn daughter's right eye began to look cloudy, we learned that she has a unilateral cataract. What would cause this to happen? If she has treatment, will she keep

What is the best treatment for an infantile cataract in a six-month-old child? After my newborn daughter's right eye began to look cloudy, we learned that she has a unilateral cataract. What would cause this to happen? If she has treatment, will she keep

See ophthalmologist.: This is most likely congenital, and possibly may be due to a tumor or some other condition with the eye. It may be observed, further evaluated or surgery. You need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

What's the best treatment to get rid of itchy dry scalp?

Itchy scalp: Lavender oil, eucalyptus oil, avocado oil and german chamomile oil are excellent natural home remedies for itchy scalp. Mix these oils in equal proportions and, add some water and finally apply the resultant mixture to heal itchy scalp in a natural way. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for ringworm on the scalp?

Griseofulvin: Tinea is a fungus, and when it occurs on the scalp it is actually called tinea capitus. Tinea corporis, on the body, is called ringworm, because it causes a ring-like rash. Fungus on the scalp is harder to treat than on the body. Rinworm responds to creams, like lamisil, (terbinafine) for about 2 weeks, but the scalp requires an oral medicine, like griseofulvin, and for a longer period of time (6-12 weeks). ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Scalp Defect (Definition)

Some babies are born with areas of missing skin on the scalp. This can be caused by certain medications that can cause birth defects or by a number ...Read more