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10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging. Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

10mth front head (end of forehead beginning of hair) is bulging.  Soft spot flat, head size same but always big. History of IV hemorrhage no symptoms?

Get help: This does not sound good at all, especially if the anterior fontanelle is flat. I would have a pediatrician or ER doc evaluate this ASAP. Did the child have any recent trauma? Any neurological signs such as sleepiness or abnormal movements? Plead have this evaluated immediately, may need ultrasound or scan ...Read more

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Is a 7-month-old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Is a 7-month-old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...Read more

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I am almost 5 months post-natal and have a sore area at the top of my head almost where you would find a babies soft spot. What could this be?

I am almost 5 months post-natal and have a sore area at the top of my head almost where you would find a babies soft spot. What could this be?

Possibilities: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) can present this way, as can an inflamed cyst, or even a localized bacterial infection (abscess or folliculitis). A dermatologist should be able to help sort this out either by close examination, culture, or perhaps skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Very tender spot on top of head where babies get soft spots that burns when touched sometimes. Liquid comes out (clear smooth liquid). What is this?

Very tender spot on top of head where babies get soft spots that burns when touched sometimes. Liquid comes out (clear smooth liquid). What is this?

Scalp lesion?: The bones of the skull should have been fused for a very long time now (you are 26, right?). I suspect that what you are referring to is a superficial scalp lesion; however, the only way to determine is to be seen by a physician so that they can examine the area of concern and then treat accordingly. Take care of you can make an appointment. ...Read more

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Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Do babies get flat spots on their heads if they sleep on their backs?

Yes: Some babies develop a flattened head (positional plagiocephaly) due to spending a lot of time on their backs. The soft bones of the scalp facilitate brain growth during the first year and can be molded during this time. Make sure to rotate sleeping positions and give your baby supervised tummy time while awake. ...Read more

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When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

Maybe: That depends on what it is and what it looks like. When you next visit your pediatrician, point it out and ask him/her. ...Read more

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Dermatologist says my infant son has developed a congenital nevus (specifically a cafe au lait spot) on his face within past few weeks. How likely will this turn into a huge, black, hairy mole? Nervous! :-(

Dermatologist says my infant son has developed a congenital nevus (specifically a cafe au lait spot) on his face within past few weeks. How likely will this turn into a huge, black, hairy mole? Nervous! :-(

Not going to happen: The black hairy nevus (bathing trunk nevus) does not arise from a café au lait spot. The BHN is visible at birth in its true form. It can expand some as the kid grows, but is a separate issue from the more common café au lait spots. ...Read more

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Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Button on the front appeared rapidly (4 weeks) skin color wt small symmetrical colored spots, bulging, roughened, mole size? Could that be a melanoma?

Get it seen: I suspect it'll turn out to be a keratoacanthoma but any growth that you have to ask about like this needs to be seen by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple. Venous?

Obgyn & dermatologist looked at spots on vulva & said they were normal (moles or pregnancy changes). They look bulging under skin and purple.  Venous?

Exam needed: We will not be able to guess without being able to do an exam and see what the lesions look like. It sounds like your Obgyn and a dermatologist have done an exam. Schedule a follow up visit to have them clarify the diagnosis and treatment plan ...Read more

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How do I deal with my babies milk spots (milium) on his face?

How do I deal with my babies milk spots (milium) on his face?

Spots will resolve: Milia are very common, and though frustrating for parents to see are not associated with any underlying problem. The little white bumps on the face will resolve with time and i generally recommend parents do nothing to make them go away any faster. They will not cause any permanent scarring and are not painful to the baby. Feel reassured your baby is ok and watchful waiting is the best medicine! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of buldging fluid in my babies ear drum he's 7 months old and had it for over 3 months he's been on antibiotics to many times?

How can I get rid of buldging fluid in my babies ear drum he's 7 months old and had it for over 3 months he's been on antibiotics to many times?

See an ENT: If a child has an ear infection which doesn't clear after 2 months of antibiotics, or keeps recurring within less than 2 weeks after antibiotics, you may need to ask your doctor for a referral to an ear, nose, and throat specialist. Tubes are sometimes used to resolve this problem until the baby's own eustachian tubes grow. ...Read more

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My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also, my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

My infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. Are they still contagious once the spots appear? Also, my infant is 9mths old. Dangerous or ok?

Hand Foot and Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon except for dehydration. Hand foot and mouth is contagious roughly for a few days before the symptoms appear untill they start to feel better and the spots and ulcers have healed over, so usually about 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

What causes a 2yr old baby's soft spot on the head not to close yet?

Normal or not ?: Studies in the late 80s documented 2-4% of normal infants retain a detectable soft spot at 24mo. Persistence of this feature is common to medical conditions like hypothyroidism & a variety of named syndromes. If your child is growing & developing well, I see no need to worry over this issue. If there are developmental or other health issues, bring this to the attention of your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have a sentinel headache, is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

If you have a sentinel headache, is it all over your head or just in one spot? Is there any other symptoms?

Yes: In general said no headache is considered a severe headache the worst headache of your life this can be a sign of a bleed into the brain tumor for infection. Meet face-to-face primary care or neurologist to your doctor valuation to diagnose and treat this ...Read more

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Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Good day Dr. I have a 22days old baby boy with a pink spot at the back of his head neck, so I would like to know what must I do to remove it,?

Nothing: Without seeing the spot in person it's difficult to provide a certain diagnosis. Many babies are born with "stork bites" -red/salmon colored areas — on the back of their necks/heads. It is a birthmark and nothing to worry about and will fade over time on its own. If you are still concerned please have a pediatrician evaluate it before subjecting your baby to unnecessary and potentially harmful tx ...Read more

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Why would a 5-year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

Why would a 5-year old still have a soft spot on his head my sons 5 years old and he still has his sof spot on top of his head like a baby dose

See your doctor.: The soft spot (fontanelle) should close between 1 and 2 years of age. There are various medical conditions that can cause it to remain open longer. I encourage you to see your child's doctor as soon as possible to evaluate this issue. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

Will a flat spot on a child's head, older than 2 years old, continue to minimize over time as their head grows? We were told our sons head would round

The practice of: Putting babies to sleep on their backs has contributed to more "flat heads." Some have treated this with a helmut, usually at 4-12 months of age, though it is not clear this is more effective than trying to avoid lying on back during the day. As the child and his skull grows, the flattening will improve. It may not be perfectly symmetrical, but is not a cosmetic/social/brain development problem ...Read more

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Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

Why on the rigth side of my 4 month old grandson head is flat we turn hem all the time it look like a baby that lay n 1 spot all the time but not hem?

See your Peds doc!: There are some congenital abnormalities that are related to premature closure of the cranial sutures (craniosynostosis). In layman terms- areas of the head that can close early resulting in skull deformities. Some need to be fixed by surgery. There are some that are clearly positional- with modifying sleep habits or using a helmet- these deformities can be solved. Some are completely normal. ...Read more

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I have pain in my head when touch the spot.( the upper right part) The pain is bearable. But I don't have symptoms. Please answer?

I have pain in my head when touch the spot.( the upper right part) The pain is bearable. But I don't have symptoms. Please answer?

Scalp pain: Scalp sensitivity can be caused by dermatitis, hair follicle infection, cyst, or other topical irritants. You can visit your pediatrician for a quick exam. ...Read more