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Why does my baby have a broad forehead?

Why does my baby have a broad forehead?

Because he should: Babies have broad, prominent heads, small noses, and large eyes. In a psychology text I read once, it was termed the "cuteness factor.". ...Read more

Broad Forehead (Definition)

Broad forehead = fullness of area of face btwn eyebrows, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Broad forehead?

What is the definition or description of: Broad forehead?

Broad forehead: Broad forehead = fullness of area of face btwn eyebrows, normal hairline, & temples. ...Read more

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Where can I get custom-fit glasses if I have a really broad forehead?

Where can I get custom-fit glasses if I have a really broad forehead?

Few companies!: Very large foreheads and wide pupillary distances are tough to fit! There are some higher end companies, where you can literally pick each part of the glasses and custom design one for the patient. They are quite pricey though! You will need to visit a higher end private practice optical shop and ask around! ...Read more

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What can make rig burn on a babies forehead go away?

Rug Burn?: Keep clean, keep moist, keep from infection and be patient. Depending upon how severe may take 1 -2 weeks to heal with weeks of discoloration. ...Read more

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1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

1 month old infant with forehead temp of 98.9, is it considered a fever?

No: Pediatricians consider greater than or equal to 100.4 to be fever in a child less than one year of age. It is important to take the temperature recatally as this will give you the most accurate body temperature location. ...Read more

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Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Infant 2 m/o with occipital lymph nodes on each side of the head? Is it normal? He has a severe case of seborheic dermatitis (head, cheeks, forehead)

Very common: Enlarged occipital lymph nodes are commonly found in children who have had rashes, infections or mild trauma to the scalp. These are generally of no significant clinical consequence and often reduce in size with time. ...Read more

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My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

My almost 3 month old has what looks like a pimple on his forehead, a whitehead. Should this concern me or do babies sometimes get little pimples just like everyone else?

Pimple: It might not be acne but may be some mucinous cyst of sorts, does not sound extremely worrisome. If enlarging, if angry or red looking, if fevers, then seek medical attention immediately ...Read more

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Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Recently, I am having headche in front of my forehead and above my head and its associated with teeth pain. I don't sleep well from my new infant. Help?

Stress related pain: Sometimes headaches, tooth pain, etc can all be associated with a category of pain called myofascial pain. This type of pain tends to be present more often with stress, like getting lack of sleep or other of life's pressures. An endodontist might be hepful in evaluating the teeth to rule out a source there. He might be able to provide a referral to a medical doctor, too. ...Read more

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18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

18 days old developed an allergy that looks like baby acne. Do babies develop this condition weeks after birth? Rash is only on forehead and cheeks.

Baby acne: The baby acne is a common event that reflects hormones transferred during the pregnancy. While the baby is floating in moisture, the skin is will not respond, but within 1-3 weeks after birth they break out for many weeks until the hormone levels drop & the acne disappears. Keeping the skin clean ; avoiding irritating soaps helps. It has no relationship to allergy. If it persists > 3mo see the doc ...Read more

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Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Can I use abuterol sulfat and infant Advil (ibuprofen) with my 8 months old? He is wheezing and his head is a little bit hot (forehead 101f for 2 days straight).

Yes: You can use both medications. It is advisable to treat the fever when it is more than 101, and to follow up with your physician. Keeping the baby well hydrated and using the albuterol for hacking cough and wheezing helps to relieve bronchospasm. At this age a spacer device or nebulizer is used to help deliver the medication to the lungs. If the fever or cough/wheezing persists, please see your M.D ...Read more

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Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Why do babies sling their head side to side?

Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better by 4 months. Older babies often do things because they figured out they can. ...Read more

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My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

My infant seems to have or be developing an abnormally shaped head. What should I do?

Tummy time: Tummy time is the answer for most of these things especially if the flattening is symmetrical and on the back of the head. However see your doctor before we make those types of assumptions, he may have a little bit of trouble turning his head in both directions all the way. These are usually mild problems and stretching resolves it along with tummy time. ...Read more

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My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time I sleep I was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

My head and face gets horribly deformed permanently like infant head every time I sleep I was born perfectly fine till puberty where it started im20.?

Anxiety Disorder: If your face becomes like a "baby face", there is nothing to be worried about! As a matter of fact many women spend thousands of dollars in order to get "baby face". So, look into your general wellbeing and see: "how are you? " are you happy in you life? If not; why? What is between you ; happiness? Now, "acne" is a treatable condition. I am sure when you are treated properly, you will feel fine. ...Read more

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Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Why is it that my babies body feels cool from head to toe?

Babies: Babies have poor temperature regulation and cn feel cool ...Read more

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What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

What to do if I have an ultrasound showing the babies head as dolichocephaly?

More info: If the brain structure is normal, don't do anything. Wait until the child is born. Dolichocephaly is a head shape description, and nothing more. It does not necessarily indicate a medical problem needing treatment. ...Read more

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How long it takes for babies head to round about?

How long it takes for babies head to round about?

Stages: Baby heads can get pretty pointy during birth--but generally look much better even after as little as 24 - 48 hours. Some babies develop flat spots or other deformities over time related to sleep position, and sometimes to other problems like torticollis, or sometimes rare conditions. Depending on your baby's age, it might be a good idea to discuss this with your pediatrician and have an exam. ...Read more

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What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

What would cause a babies head to grow at a slow rate?

Family trend?: Small heads can be a normal family trait. So can large heads. Head growth is a measure of brain growth, but is not a measure of brain function. Some babies have smaller heads but are very smart and healthy. Your pediatrician will carefully monitor growth and development. Any problems can be dealt with in an appropriate manner. ...Read more

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What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

What if my older infant still has an unusual head shape?

Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between the skull bones are open. If they are open, the baby might be referred for evaluation for a skull molding helmet. If there is a question about the bones of the skull, a ct scan may be ordered to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

What does 90% percentile in infant head circumference mean?

Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller. If the size has increased from 25-50-75-90% over several months it would suggest growth was too rapid. If usually in that range, it just means the kid has a big head. It hasn't bothered me any, except for having trouble finding a helmet/hat that would fit.. ...Read more

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How long it takes for babies head to round about? Her right head looks popping out and left little inside and flat at the back.

How long it takes for babies head to round about? Her right head looks popping out and left little inside and flat at the back.

Plagiocephaly: You describe positional flattening that has become very common. Back to sleep has left many children with flattening of back of the head that corrects over 6 to 9 months. Helmet treatment may help early on, but normal brain growth will correct this over time. ...Read more

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The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

The back of my head is flat & I know with babies u can treat it - prob not with older ppl but does it affect my intelligence & how I think?

Maybe/no: Reshaping a skull for a young adult would require major surgery where they remove/reshape your skull bones and re-insert them. This would also include extensive time in an ICU after surgery & a variety of risks. The flat backside of your head has no effect on intelligence or how you think. It is easy to find fault with yourself at 16, but likely not evident t others. Hair covers well. You can thrive ...Read more

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Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. And won't be flipping any more. How do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

Went to docs and she said baby is in permanent head down position. And won't be flipping any more. How do babies end up bottom down then sometimes?

"Breech": A small number of babies will settle botton down in the birst canal (calledd "breech" deliveries. Usually these pregnancies are now handled by C Section!

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My infant is 2 weeks old and I've been bad about supporting her head so that it has flopped back or forward. Worried I did damage. How do I know??

Mgt: It is important to support her head, but if the head went only in one direction, it is probably alright. I would suggest a follow up with your PCP. If there is any change in her usual behavior or feeding pattern, please see the ED. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use betadine solution on babies head?

Depends: This is a commonly used disinfectant. I routinely use it for preparing skin for suturing on almost any body surface. I make an effort to remove any residual betadine after the procedure. Leaving it on is thought to increase risk of sensitizing the skin to the product making future use likely to cause a rash. ...Read more

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I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

I have a cyst on my ovaries the size of a babies head, should I be concerned/?

Cysts: Cysts this size warrant a consultation with a gynecologist. While they may very well be benign tumors, cancer must be ruled out as well. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more

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I recently found out I was pregnant. Today I woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

I recently found out I was pregnant. Today I woke up and had a soft spot on my head like how babies do, what could this be?

Did U bump it?: Adults that have a soft spot on their head will generally do so after they bump it & have a blood pocket form under the scalp. ...Read more