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Baby Born With Bump On Forehead
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
Not sure: See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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
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
My child has swollen right n left temples but no pain and a bump on his forehead. What is the cause?
Infection?: Could the bump be a spider bite? The swellings could be lymph nodes. Please take him to a physician. ...Read more
What's the bump-like bruise that appears reddish on my babys forehead whenever she stretch and cry?
Might be a vein: You seem to describe a dilated vein that gets larger when straining. Have your pediatrician take a look at it. ...Read more
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?
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
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
?: 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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Hi. My 6 month old baby fell from the bed and landed on his head. 2 days have passed and he seems normal but he has a soft squishy bump. What should I?
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
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
What kind of tiny...:
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
How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.
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
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
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
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
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