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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Mum | 2004/01/06

Q.

Soft Spot

Dear Doc

Happy new year to you!
Would just like to know, what does it mean if your baby's soft spot on its head feels sunken? My baby is nearly 7 months old, she seems fine, but i felt her head, and her soft spot felt quite sunken.
Would you please advise?

Thank You

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is one of the signs that may indicate dehydration, but in an baby that is otherwise well and happy this may be a normal phenomenon.

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Posted by: www | 2004/01/08

I've heard that it could be a sign of slight dehydration? Might be wrong though

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