Children who were exposed to alcohol during fetal development often have distinctive facial features that may include:
Unless the effects of alcohol exposure are severe, these traits often aren't noticed until the child is about 2 or 3 years of age. Gradually, many of these features become less noticeable starting in the teen years. But a larger-than-average nose may become noticeable by adulthood.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||John Pope, MD - Pediatrics|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Ernest L. Abel, PhD - Reproductive Toxicology|
|Last Revised||March 3, 2011|