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Baby Face Swelling
1.5year old baby got hit mildly on head v.small swelling on the head cried little then acting normally and playing normally shd I worry?
No: It sounds like a minor head bump without worrisome side effects. Observe for any change and have her reviewed as necessary. All the best. ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Child has chickenpox and it feels like to glands are swelling behind his head just above hairline.
I delivered my baby by help of a vacuum machine, but my baby's head has a swelling that is so soft is it normal? And how long it gonna take to disappear
Although this often looks stressful it is a common event with a vacuum extraction and the majority of the time the blood will be absorbed. If there are no neurological issues, patience and time are the best medicine. Be sure to have your Pediatrician check it out and monitor it with you.
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Had baby 8 wks ago. Still swelling of calves and feet. Now also having flushing of face, feet, and redness up calves what's going on?
My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?
Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or 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
Baby fell off bed 3ft no side effects perfectly mobile no swelling of the head no dilated pupils, but I feel horrible what else should I do/ check?
Impact surface??: A fall into a thick padded carpet is less worrisome than a wooden floor or hard object. An infant that was not knocked out, but cried quickly & then settled may be ok. If soft spot is still open, a soft one is a good sign but a hard or bulging one is cause for worry. Any sunken in place in the skull should be evaluated. At the very least call babied doc & discuss what happened. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my child had umbilical hernia repair with mesh. Now she is having unexplained swelling of lips and face.?
Unknown: Unexlained swelling of lips and face suggests an allergic reaction, and should be seen right away by your pediatrician or an emergency room. Whether or not it has anything to do with the hernia repair would depend on when it was done. There are no known true allergies to synthetic mesh products, as they do not invoke an immune response. They can have problems though, so call the surgeon as well. ...Read more
Swelling is tough: Treatment is by cause so that must first be determined. Some are self limited orhers can be chronic. Some are annoying but some can be very dangerous. Start with your pcp (primary care physician). ...Read more
Days at least: It'll take days- and longer if you have a hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin or muscle). If you have a hematoma, the bruising could become extensive before it resolves. ...Read more
See the pediatrician: Swelling of a child's face is not normal, and your child should be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. This could be dental related (unlikely at this age), an insect bite (if red and swollen +/- itching) or it could represent an infection (red, swollen, warm, painful to touch, +/- fever). ...Read more
Natural healing: When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. The key is to do things that reduce the parts of inflammation such as ice and antiinflammatory medications in the first 24hrs. It will reduce quickly. ...Read more
Too broad a question: Is the swelling due to an infection? What's causing the infection (tooth, gum, other structure)? Acute or chronic? Where is the swelling? What is the dosage and frequency of the amoxicillin? What is your age, general health and any medical conditions? The list goes on..... Have the dentist or physician who is treating you answer that question. I assume\hope you are not self medicating yourself! ...Read more
The cause needs: To be determined before solutions can safely be proposed. Take care. ...Read more
Fracure: Probably broken bone x-ray must be done or ct scan 100% proof. ...Read more
I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?
I just fell backwards on cement driveway landing on my bottom & slammed back of my head. Applying ice to swelling on head..
On my head 6area are swelling diff size like some1hit, from 4year. And its growing fast, we remove by opration? And what chance it not grow again there?
Scalp lesions: There are many causes of bumps on the scalp and you should definitely see a dermatologist for this problem. It is possible that these are actually pilar cysts, and that is a hereditary problem. But I cannot tell you for sure what's going on because I cannot see the lesions. See you dermatologist! ...Read more
See your doctor.: Swelling could be caused by many things such as an allergic reaction, heart disease, lung disease or kidney problems. Electrolyte disturbances or water retention can cause swelling and maybe caused by some drugs or medications. In addition, people who have low levels of protein in their circulation may have swelling of their soft tissues. It is best to see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more
Short term: You will definitely have some short term facial swelling after fat transfer. This will resolve after a couple of weeks, but may require up to three months for complete resolution. Occasionally, those with significant weight gain will notice weight gain in the fat transferred areas. ...Read more