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Have a painful tender lump on the back of my head that I found 3 days ago. It has been thumbing since and had a headache. I'm 35 yrs old.

Have a painful tender lump on the back of my head that I found 3 days ago. It has been thumbing since and had a headache. I'm 35 yrs old.

Get examined: This sounds like posterior occipital adenopathy of a growth in your scalp- in either case, you must be examined, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

17 years old still suck thumb. Have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. Recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

Find substitute: Seems like you've been going through a lot being only 17
your use of your thumb as a coping mechanism stems from child hood habit of using it to comfort you. You need to find a substitute or see a psychologist who uses hypnosis to leave the thumb behind because your an adult and can have a normal looking thumb again so it will look like the other one. ...Read more

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Hit my head in metal bar yesterday. Have small thumb size dent slight headache and soreness should I be worried?

Hit my head in metal bar yesterday. Have small thumb size dent slight headache and soreness should I be worried?

Worrisome: Headache after any head injury can represent underlying hemorrhage / hematoma around brain coverings! Could just be a bruise. May not necessarily require any specific treatment but it is always good to get it checked, especially if it is a matter of one's head! ...Read more

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My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. Same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?

My mother has a cold sore and kissed my 2 year old on the hand and he wiped his mouth. Same day he has small bumps on his lips, could that happen?

Unlikely.: Even if that contact transmitted the virus you your child, viruses usually incubate at least a few days before presenting with symptoms. The cold sore virus usually presents many months to even years after acquisition. So your scenario would be exceedingly unlikely. ...Read more

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I've just noticed my 1 year old baby has got patches of sore spots in her mouth. What could it be and should I be worried?

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I've just noticed my 1 year old baby has got patches of sore spots in her mouth. What could it be and should I be worried?

Stomatitis: A number of viruses are responsible causing sore spots inside of mouth. Make sure she gets a plenty of fluid. Analgesics such as tylenol (acetaminophen) is also suggested. ...Read more

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Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hand-foot-mouth ds: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. Some people, especially adults, may not develop any symptoms, but they can still spread the virus to others. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene to minimize transmission/infection. ...Read more

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What's the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth? Mainly scab

What's the chances my 1 year old contract cold sore after touching band aid cotton side used to cover it then putting finger in mouth? Mainly scab

Very good. Herpes: Simplex 1 is highly contagious. It wouldn't take much fluid from a Cold Sore on the Band -Aid to infect her, because she touched the mucous membranes in her mouth with her contaminated finger. Children between 6 months & 5 years can have herpetic gingivo-stomatitis with the primary infection. That is inflammation & ulcerations of the mouth & gums. See photo. Symptoms may last up to 2 weeks. ...Read more

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My one year old sucks his thumb, what do I do?

My one year old sucks his thumb, what do I do?

Nothing: It is developmental behavior, it will go away itself. Not to worry. ...Read more

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I had been sucking my thumb for 16 years. I already have braces (and stopped thumbsucking). Will it be able to correct my teeth problem??

I had been sucking my thumb for 16 years. I already have braces (and stopped thumbsucking). Will it be able to correct my teeth problem??

You should: If everything goes well with your orthodontic treatment and you wear your retainer as prescribed by your orthodontist, I don't see any reason why your teeth should not look great. And definitely since you stopped the bad habit of sucking your thumb, I think you are on your way. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 1 year old had a fever, diagnosed with ear infection then ended up with hand, foot, and mouth. Now fingertips are peeling?

My 1 year old had a fever, diagnosed with ear infection then ended up with hand, foot, and mouth. Now fingertips are peeling?

Hand, Foot and Mouth: Peeling is extremely common after HFMD. It's part of the natural course of the illness. Let the skin peel at it's own pace. You can use sensitive skin lubricants/emollients (without any scent) to help soothe if desired. Don't stress, this is just the natural progression of the rash. ...Read more

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16mo old w strep (no culture)on ammox 2 days. Still in pain, and now has sore on lip & throat. Exp 2 hand, foot, mouth dis. Sores w strep? Misdiagnosis?

You maybe right!: Herpes gingivostomatitis vs herpangina vs aphthous ulcers vs early candidal mucositis can do this! Please revisit your md and he may switch meds or at least give you ulcer numbing meds! Those are painful and you do not have to suffer as much! Regards! ...Read more

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My 4th year old baby always his thumb in his mouth. I try but he not leaving his habit. Please give the solution.?

My 4th year old baby always his thumb in his mouth. I try but he not leaving his habit. Please give the solution.?

Distraction: Try not to focus on the behavior but when you notice it occurring try to distract him with activities. Placing a non toxic product such as Tabasco sauce on his thumb may discourage thumb sucking. He is old enough for a reward system as well. All the best with this. Some adults still thumb suck. Although I dislike pacifiers the benefit is, you can take it away. ...Read more

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My one yr old constantly moves his thumb & fingers on his left hand & he likes to rock and hit his head. Normal? His doc said to keep an eye on it. Wh

My one yr old constantly moves his thumb & fingers on his left hand & he likes to rock and hit his head. Normal? His doc said to keep an eye on it. Wh

What his doctor: Means is that it could be a form of self-stimulation, especially if he looks at his hand from an odd angle while doing so. Does he point with his index finger for desired objects, raise his arms to be picked up, respond consistently to his name, wave " bye" back when someone waves at him, mimic pat-a-cake & peek-a-boo? If not, call your state's Early Intervention Program for an assessment. ...Read more

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Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Baby gum deformed from sucking thumb?

Thumb sucking: It is normal and I would not worry unless it goes beyond two years. Children can change the shape of their palate with thumb sucking. Don't stress it and consult your pediatrician or pediatric dentist. ...Read more

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Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Throbbing on my right hand side of my head really sore tender to touch what is this is this tension headache or migraine it really hurts on one side?

Cutaneous allodynia: Throbbing unilateral pain is usually migraine. When a migraine goes on for a while without effective treatment, you can develop "cutaneous allodynia, " which is when your skin becomes sensitive to touch, combing, water, or other usually non-painful stimuli. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What can I give a 13 month old for sore throat due to hand mouth foot disease?

What can I give a 13 month old for sore throat due to hand mouth foot disease?

Anti inflammatory: The sore throat of hand foot mouth can really hurt. An anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen or tart cherry juice can help, as well as cold things, like popsicles. It's okay for kids not to eat during hfm, but if they are not drinking plenty, they should see a doc for stronger pain relief. ...Read more

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Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Does thumb sucking cause more chapped lips or is it from smoking?

Chapped lips: Both activities probably contributed to chapped lips. Chapped lips are simply injury to the outer lining or the upper layer of skin. This can be from dehydration or any other kind of injury. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has ring worm on her thumbs and under her bottom lip should I use nystatin to treat it?

My 7 month old has ring worm on her thumbs and under her bottom lip should I use nystatin to treat it?

Probably not: Unfortunately Nystatin has lost it's effectiveness against most of the fungi that cause ringworm and we've had to resort to more potent topicals, and/or oral meds. With a 7 month old it is crucial that you first arrive at the correct diagnosis. Why are you sure it's ringworm? If it is, Clotrimazole might work but shouldn't be used on babies for more than 3 days. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

I have 2 lumps on my back one which is sore and itches alot, then I have lumps on both my thumbs and index finger?

These may or may: Not be associated. But this is the type of thing which will require a medical history and a physical examination to diagnose. ...Read more

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If a person touches their cold sore, then touches your hand (handshake) or clothes that then make contact with say your lips, could you contract it?

If a person touches their cold sore, then touches your hand (handshake) or clothes that then make contact with say your lips, could you contract it?

Yes...: It is possible if the lesion is in the early shedding stages and your resistance/immunity is low or if there is a break in the skin to allow the virus in. ...Read more

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SEVERE cold sore phobia; have something on lip, unknown. Touched lip with vinyl glove. Do I need to wash this hand or did glove protect hand?

SEVERE cold sore phobia; have something on lip, unknown. Touched lip with vinyl glove. Do I need to wash this hand or did glove protect hand?

RELAX: Yes, the glove protected your hand. If a person has herpes on the lip it will NOT spread to any other area. Do you have herpes??? Most adults carry herpes type 1 but never have any symptoms. If you need to know if you are already a carrier, a blood test will tell you. ...Read more

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How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking cost?

How much is a mouth piece to prevent thumb sucking cost?

Thumbsucking: A mouthpiece is otc. Go to a pharmacy to find out the cost. ...Read more

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Thumbsucking (Definition)

Dentists generally call these, digit habits, fingers thumb, finger nails. If the person seems to have their fingers in their mouth after the initial eruption of the primary teeth they may have developed the habit. It can be a soothing reflex but can cause growth alterations in the eruption of the ...Read more