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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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My 10month baby bumps her head often. Can it affect her i.Q in the future?

My 10month baby bumps her head often. Can it affect her i.Q in the future?

No: Babies learning to cruise and walk fall often, and bump their heads often. The skull is thick and designed to take those types of knocks. Unless she has suffered from serious head injuries causing loss of consciousness or requiring hospitalization, your baby and her iq are absolutely fine. If you fear she falls more than "normal" , mention this at your next well child visit. ...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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What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

What should I do if my baby falls down and bumps his head so hard it bleeds?

Go to the ER: Please take the baby to the er to be evaluated. The cut may need to be sutured and the baby should be examined to look for a more serious head injury. ...Read more

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My baby likes to make his head bump on things. Will it affect his mental development?

My baby likes to make his head bump on things.  Will it affect his mental development?

Take your child to..: Your child is less likely to get hurt. The more important question is why it happens. This is the root problem that must be dealt with! ...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?

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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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 dont 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