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What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

What should I do if a child gets a bump on the forehead?

Head trauma: Assuming no loss of conciousness or symptoms of a concussion, application of an ice pack to diminish swelling and Acetaminophen or ibuprohren for pain is all that is needed. ...Read more

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My baby is 1 month and two weeks. I noticed she has a bump in the middle of her forehead, like a small hill. She hasn't any head injuries, what is it?

My baby is 1 month and two weeks. I noticed she has a bump in the middle of her forehead, like a small hill. She hasn't any head injuries, what is it?

May be suture: The main suture line for most kids forms a T with the ear to ear line in back of the forehead and the middle one from the soft spot along the center toward the back. Some have a prominent suture line from the front of the soft spot running down between the eyes. A ridge in the forehead like a boat keel can be a transient feature in some kids. Confirm this with your doc. They usually grow out of it. ...Read more

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I have bump still on my forehead since I was a child, what to do?

I have bump still on my forehead since I was a child, what to do?

Scar: A bump like that which has not gone away after years is likely to never go away. You can think of it as a scar in the tissue under the skin, and it is likely that it will be there forever as a reminder of your childhood incident. Nothing to do except have fond memories! It's not harmful... ...Read more

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What's the bump-like circle that appears reddish on the middle of my babys forehead whenever she cries and stretch?

What's the bump-like circle that appears reddish on the middle of my babys forehead whenever she cries and stretch?

Vascular anomaly: This might be a vascular malformation. It is impossible to know for sure without seeing photos. You should take your child to their pediatrician and have the area examined. It is not likely to cause any significant problems but it would be best to have someone evaluate it. ...Read more

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What's the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

What's the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?

Bump: If the area is raised then it may be a mastocytoma, which is a benign birthmark like collection of cells which release histamine when stimulated forming a hive. Otherwise it could be an infantile temporary birthmark called nevis flammeus or angel kisses! ...Read more

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If a child 3 years old bumps his forehead, how long should the lump take to go away?

Weeks to months: Some "goose egg"bumps clear in a matter of weeks and others take months to go away. Depends on the child and the bump. ...Read more

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My 2 y.O fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. I left the room for minute. He has a small bump on his forehead. Nose and chin red. His bro told me. Should I worry about concussion?

My 2 y.O fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. I left the room for minute. He has a small bump on his forehead. Nose and chin red. His bro told me. Should I worry about concussion?

Probably not: Many children will fall against furniture or from bed or couch without serious injury. If by this time there is no abnormality of responsiveness I would not worry about a concussion. ...Read more

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What could this pea-sized bump under the skin be on the back of my baby's head?

What could this pea-sized bump under the skin be on the back of my baby's head?

Lymph node: It's a lymph node. Specifically an occipital lymph node, totally normal! The occipital nodes drain the scalp area, so any time you have a scalp injury or irritation they grow in response to it. With babies it doesn't take much to make them big, just laying down a lot lets particles get on their scalp which caused the nodes to grow. Teething can also cause this. ...Read more

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I have a 2 month old baby and I felt bumps on top of his head what can they be?

I have a 2 month old baby and I felt bumps on top of his head what can they be?

Can be the: Way the bones of his head are currently shaped and comming together. A baby's head is very soft and moldable. Most likely they mean nothing, but if they are worrisome for you, have your doctor exam the baby. ...Read more

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My baby has a new dime-sized soft bump behind the head, on his right side just above the neck?

My baby has a new dime-sized soft bump behind the head, on his right side just above the neck?

?: There are several possiblities. In the area you described it could be a gland but there are also several benign cysts that often come up there. Either way I would see your pediatrician, most of us have seen many of theses bumps. Its good to know for sure but very likely nothing needs to be done. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my child is 16 months old and has a head full of small puss fulled bumps what do I do?

Should I be concerned if my child is 16 months old and has a head full of small puss fulled bumps what do I do?

Have him seen: If they are really pus filled bumps tha can be infection and it would be best if you had him seen to see what he needs to improve. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 month old has a squishy purple looking bump on the back of his head. It's been there since he was born. What could it be?

My 1 1/2 month old has a squishy purple looking bump on the back of his head. It's been there since he was born. What could it be?

A birthmark!: It is a capillary hemangioma. They are benign tumors that tend to grow but will resolve in time. The color will fade first and the hemangioma will shrink and disappear in due time. Just be careful when combing his hair cause it can irritate the birthmark, if you will take pictures to keep track of it. ...Read more

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In a child under 2, what kind of symptoms should require a trip to the office/er after an accident to the head (e.G. Fall, bump)?

In a child under 2, what kind of symptoms should require a trip to the office/er after an accident to the head (e.G. Fall, bump)?

Loss of conciousness: The height of the fall is important. Falls from
height of a cribb are alot more concering than rolling off a bed. Also surface is important. Carpet is better than concrete. Loc, altered mental status, recurrent vomiting and wosening headache are all concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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My baby dropped a week ago.1 meter high. Her head have a huge bump after. She stil have the bump but smaller but still visible. Is it dangerous?

My baby dropped a week ago.1 meter high. Her head have a huge bump after. She stil have the bump but smaller but still visible. Is it dangerous?

Bump on the head: Trauma to the head can be very serious. There can be lasting effects from the trauma after the incident. Age is important as well due to the development of bones and organs. It difficult to predict if head trauma was significant enough to cause damage. Typically if the child appears his/her usual self, eating and doing other normal activity the likelihood of serious damage is low. ...Read more

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Dresser tipped, hit 3yr old on head but did not land on her. Child cried right away, no bleeding or bump visible. She seems normal. Is she probably ok?

Dresser tipped, hit 3yr old on head but did not land on her. Child cried right away, no bleeding or bump visible. She seems normal. Is she probably ok?

Yes: When something hits a small child on the head or when she falls on her head from a distance of less than 5 feet, cries right away, the chances of any internal brain injury are very very small, as shown by a study at the er of a boston hospital some years ago. So you can be reassured and go on loving her. ...Read more

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My 2yr was born with 2 bumps on his head, 1 went away but I can stil see the other1, is it dangerous that he still has it n if he hits his head there?

My 2yr was born with 2 bumps on his head, 1 went away but I can stil see the other1, is it dangerous that he still has it n if he hits his head there?

Check with Peds: Mild head trauma is normal during the laboring process, if no artificial devices (like Forceps) were used to extract the baby, but all should be resolved by now. Visit your Pediatrician if there is a concern. I would consider Head X-ray which could be beneficial at this point. Best! ...Read more

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Baby head bump?

Baby head bump?

More details?: The opening at the top of the baby's head is called a fontanelle. It usually gradually closes by the end of the first year to 15 months. If you are palpating a swelling in that area, the baby needs to be checked. An ultrasound may be performed through that opening. If the baby fell, and there is a swelling, the baby will need to be further assessed as well. ...Read more

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After a child bumps their head and has knot what r the dos and donts?

After a child bumps their head and has knot what r the dos and donts?

Not many dos & donts: I am assuming that she did not black out. Applying an icepack would help reduce swelling if it is done quickly. The bump could be a blood clot that formed with the injury under the skin. If it is a blood clot, it may change the color and look like bruise. Once it forms, the blood clot will remain there for months. If she blacked out even for a short time, I would take her to er. ...Read more

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Why does my baby has tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

What kind of tiny...: ...Bumps?

There are at least 4 kinds of normal bumps (not needing any treatment) in newborns, and lots of other kinds - this sounds like a good question for your baby's doctor, next time you see the doctor for a routine visit. ...Read more

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How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.

How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.

The bump: Or hematoma as we call it, can last for 1-2 weeks. Sometimes it gets slightly worse before it gets better. If the child is acting normally, and not vomiting uncontrollably, she should be fine. If she starts doing those things, call your pediatrician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do you know if baby head bump is serious and should be checked out? 9 month old fell off bed.

How do you know if baby head bump is serious and should be checked out? 9 month old fell off bed.

Several cues: The kid with a skull defect you feel needs evaluation. The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr. Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion. Cold compresses can reduce the swelling, if the kid will let you. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 weeks old and has a slight bump on the right side of her head wear her hair line ends should I be worried?

My baby is 3 weeks old and has a slight bump on the right side of her head wear her hair line ends should I be worried?

Baby Head worries: Babies are born w soft skull bones & positioning of head during labor and early weeks, months after birth may cause the head to look bumpy or asymmetrical. If u see a different color of tissue causing the bump, your doctor can tell u if it is blood vessel related tissue, most of which don't require any treatment and get better in time. Make sure u change baby's head position frequently to fix this. ...Read more

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8 month baby feel off bed not v high cried litte then is normal. Small bump on head subsidied on its own. Slept and got up normally morning. What do I do?

8 month baby feel off bed not v high cried litte then is normal. Small bump on head subsidied on its own. Slept and got up normally morning. What do I do?

Acting fine next day: If a child is acting differently, even after a mild injury, he should be seen by his primary doctor. Sometimes an E.R. visit is needed, depending on the symptoms. Head bumps in which there is low-impact on the head, little crying, no changes in behavior, and no headache after the first hour or two, usually don't cause internal injuries. A baby who acts normally the next day is almost always fine. ...Read more

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Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Baby has red bump on head white puss comes out?

Time for a visit: You don't mention the babies age. If under 2 months an office visit today is very important & you should not delay. If an older toddler, you might clean the area and monitor it for a few days. If the pus doesn't re-accumulate it may heal with simple wound care. ...Read more

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3 mos baby, has 3 white bumps in same area, they resemble a white head, could this b a tooth?

3 mos baby, has 3 white bumps in same area, they resemble a white head, could this b a tooth?

Probably not a tooth: The average infant starts teething between 3 - 4 months but the average age for the first tooth is 6 months old. The white bumps sound like 'epstein's pearls.' small inclusion cysts that form and resolve. They are often mistaken for teeth by parents, but not really teeth. ...Read more

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My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head. What should I do?

My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head. What should I do?

Head injury: If no loss of conciousness, laceration of the scalp and normally oriented after being consoled, there is no special treatment needed. He can be allowed to eat and nap normally. If he naps longer than normal, awaken him gently and observe for normal interaction. Danger signs would include repetitive vomiting, decreased level of conciousness and dramatic soft swelling at the point of impact. ...Read more