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A 42-year-old female asked:

my 13 yr old daughter hit head. bump appeared on forehead within minutes. 4 weeks later it's still slightly raised. how can we get rid of it completely?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Bump: Tincture of time will take care of the bump, otherwise you might try cold compresses.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time sensitive: Some of these represent a calcium deposit under the scalp left over from the blood/bone irritation of the original injury.I have seen it take a year for these to fade.Rarely, a cosmetic surgeon can enter the area via a cut in the eyebrow and scrape off the excess, but it may re-accumulate.The best approach is to give it time.

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