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07 Jul 2005

Baby development...
My son is currently 1year and 3 months. I have found out that the soft spot on the head is still very much open and not closed yet.. Is there a specific period which the area should be closed in or what could be the reason for it not being closed yet!
We also have a specific problem with his fever, when ever he tends to have a fever we have to treat it and watch him very closely, at the age of 6 mnth he had a feberile convulsion. Is there any other remedies or medicines you can prever to give to drop fever. Currently we use Ponstel, as normal panado seems to have no effect on him, and we just try and keep him cool and give him cooling liquids.
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CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Mon24, on average the opening at the (posterior fontanelle) closes at 3 months and the one in the front (anterior fontanelle) at 9-18 months. As you can see there is nothing to be worried about yet.
You can safely combine Ponstel® and Panado® - given at the same time they’re much more effective than on their own. I assume you also sponge him down with tepid water. In the end the most effective way to treat the fever is to find the cause and treat it. Good luck.
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