Shaken Baby Syndrome Treatment
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How to Treat Shaken Baby Syndrome
Treatment options include:
- Supportive care with treatment of elevated pressure in the head as needed.
- Anti-seizure medications may be prescribed.
- Surgery may be needed to remove blood on the brain.
- If the baby survives his or her injuries, physical recovery can take months to years, and in many cases the child does not develop normally. In general, the sooner your child's rehabilitation starts, the better he or she will do over time.
- During rehabilitation, the child and family work with a team of doctors, nurses, and other professionals. This team includes rehabilitation therapists to help your child develop motor skills like eating and walking. Involvement of a family therapist is very important to help the family with emotional issues related to the child's injury.
If your baby is diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome, follow your doctor's instructions.
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