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    Default Badly Sunken Fontanelle caused by prednisolone??

    Hi,

    Bub is 5 months and has a badly sunken fontanelle, health direct said it may be caused by the prednisolone she has been on for croup. Has anyone else had this??
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    I have been told that a sucken in fontanelle can be cause by dehydration

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    Sorry pressed send by accident. Has bubs kept feeds up with having croup?

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    yeah she has been feeding. She's been fussy today but feeding. Still has wet nappies etc.

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    id say dehydration. id recommend getting bubs checked. Has He kept up his fluids since having croup?? I doubt prednisolone (sp??) would cause that. But every dr and midwife dd has seen they check the fontanele for dehydration

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    oops Sorry SHE.

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    How long have you been using the pred?

    Looks more like dehydration to me. Are you getting lots of wet nappies?

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    That's good about the wet nappies. I would keep an eye on it tonight and maybe take her to the doctors tomorrow if still sucken. Sorry I couldn't be more help, hopefully others will know more.

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    I'd say say dehydration... Another way to tell is pressing on the breast bone, if it stays red & sunken where you pressed then its dehydration, if not the she is fine... I'd keep up the fluids as much as you can flush the meds out if her system. XX

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    I'd definitely have that checked ASAP. Looks like dehydration and I know you said plenty of feeds and wet nappies, but I have read it can be a sign of a medical emergency. JMO. Hope all is ok.


 

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