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Doctor insights on: Anatolian Bump On Skull

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I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when i touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

I have a small hard bump on the top of my head it hasn't got any bigger it doesn't hurt when i touch it's very hard as if it's apart of my skull what

Head: You are likely describing what is called an osteoma, an extra growth of bone that can be firm and raised - lack of pain is key as those that are painful or those that are rapidly growing need to be examined further. ...Read more

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We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

We discovered a beige-y, painless, irregularly-shaped bump on my husband's skull. He's had this for a few months and hasn't necessarily gotten bigger?

Many possibilities.: It could be a benign epidermal cyst, or any number of other benign skin tumors. A dermatologist will probably be able to tell you what it is, just by looking at it. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Treat all household people with Nix permethrin, if approved by doctor
15 Min, Weekly for 2 Weeks
Each person who had lice should be checked for nits (eggs) each day
5 Min, Daily for 3 Weeks
Do a thorough cleaning of beds, sofas, and play areas. Do the laundry
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I have a small hard bump in the middle of my head it feels like is part of my skull but I never felt that before and it doesnt hurt what could it be?

I have a small hard bump in the middle of my head it feels like is part of my skull but I never felt that before and it doesnt hurt what could it be?

Skin condition: Very hard to say and you did not mention where it is located. If at the back of the head - base of the head at the neck - it may be a lymph node. If it gets larger or more painful, see a physician. ...Read more

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I have a small bump at the bottom right of my head just underneath the skull and hurts to touch but bearable, its been there for a few days , im male 1?

I have a small bump at the bottom right of my head just underneath the skull and hurts to touch but bearable, its been there for a few days , im male 1?

See your doctor: You sould see your doctor. This lump needs to be palpated by your doctor and he/she needs to be able to put the rest of your symptoms in perspective. ...Read more

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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Use OTC treatments exactly as directed to be effective
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Remove nits as directed. It's tedious, but effective!
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Re-treat only as directed by your physician
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Treating Head Lice (Checklist)

Shampoo with lice shampoo (e.g. Nix)
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Wash all used clothes
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Wash all used bedding
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Use a comb to clear nits in hair
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At what age does my baby's skull completely close? She is 6mo and staring to move around an bump her head on more things, so I am concerned.

At what age does my baby's skull completely close? She is 6mo and staring to move around an bump her head on more things, so I am concerned.

See below: The posterior fontanel closes first, at latest by the age of 8 weeks in a full-term baby. The anterior fontanel closes at 18 months of age on the average but it can close normally as early as 9 months. If fontanels close too early or too late, that may be a sign of a problem. The "fontanel" is a "soft spot" of the skull. ...Read more

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