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2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

2 month old son fell off bed light red bruise on bottom of his head right above neck it's been a month and it's still their. Why?

Are you sure?: Are you sure it wasn't there before? It sounds like a "stork bite." it is very common for babies/kids to have a light red splotch on the nape of the neck. However, when a 2 month old falls off anything he should be seen/examined by his pediatrician asap. Please take him in and have his doctor look at the red mark - if it's not a 'stork bite' it shouldn't be there a month after the fall. ...Read more

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On my head, I have small blotch that is light & spreading slowly. In the center there is a red bruise that appears, scabs, disappears, ?

Dermatologist: Lesions that a=asymmetric, b=irregular boarders, c=irregular color pattern, d=larger then the size of a pencil eraser are worrisome. If your fit the abcd rule, have it biopsied. ...Read more

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Why do certain foods give me headaches, like citrus? And some smells give me headaches too, why? I also have 2 unexplainable red/bruises on my head. Help!

Why do certain foods give me headaches, like citrus? And some smells give me headaches too, why? I also have 2 unexplainable red/bruises on my head. Help!

15% solution: About 155 of migraine sufferers have headaches either caused by or aggravated by food sensitivities. Citrus is a common offender. Migraineurs also have increased sensitivity to smells, especially perfumes & hydrocarbons (gasoline), triggering headaches. The bruises? Well, your guess is as good as mine but unrelated to the 2 things discussed above. ...Read more

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Why do I have 2 red bumps/bruises on my head for no reason?

Why do I have 2 red bumps/bruises on my head for no reason?

Doctor can evaluate: A couple of bumps or bruises on the head are either from an external cause, such as bug bites, pressure points such as with tight head gear or helmets, or bumping the head into something (but didn't realize it); or from an internal cause such as skin cysts, skin infections, or some other abnormal growth under the skin surface. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can evaluate ...Read more

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My 1 year old fell off the shopping cart, and banged his head. I know I should had buckle him up. Now, has a light red bruise top left forehead.

My 1 year old fell off the shopping cart, and banged his head. I know I should had buckle him up. Now, has a light red bruise top left forehead.

Loss of consciousnes: Any 1yo that is knocked out by a fall should probably be evaluated. It is common to get a bump, vomit x1, & get a headache.If the kid did not loose consciousness& does not start vomiting repeatedly, you can safely monitor him at home. Let him nap/sleep on a normal schedule & check him out occasionally for signs he vomited in his sleep. Go to the er if something happens that spooks u. ...Read more

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Every few weeks I keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.

Every few weeks I keep getting red/blue marks on my arms and face, they look like little hickeys/ bruises, what could it be? Thanks.

See doctor: In an older person, skin damaged by sun may make one susceptible to bruises. In your age, you need a work-up to find out the cause. If you are taking asa even in small doses or fish oil supplement, consider stopping it for a few weeks and observe the effect on bruising. ...Read more

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My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. A few days later I noticed a red bruise behind her ear. Please advise?

My 5 year old slipped while exiting a waterslide and hit the side of her head. A few days later I noticed a red bruise behind her ear. Please advise?

Nothing to worry abt: If this happened 2-3 days ago and your child has been behaving normally and not complaining about significant pain, then this is unlikely anything to worry about (at this point). Seek medical attention if their behavior changes, the begin vomiting or you have any other concerns. ...Read more

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3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal. Need worry?

3 year old fell from about 3 feet onto concrete floor and hit head. No bruise knot red mark or anything. Says she don't hurt. Acts normal. Need worry?

Depends: Most of these that are not knocked out with the fall, have no symptoms & can tell you what happened can be monitored at home. They can be allowed to sleep or nap on their regular schedule, but check with a flashlight while they rest. A single spit up or headache is common. If there is any change in personality, repeated vomiting, etc. Take her in at once. ...Read more

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Red pin prickrash on both cheeks on face with small light blue bruise close to her mouth had itp below 3 as a toddler 4 years old now and on pinamox?

Red pin prickrash on both cheeks on face with small light blue bruise close to her mouth had itp below 3 as a toddler 4 years old now and on pinamox?

Umm, hard to say.: Heat rash. Viral rash. Allergy rash. Infectious rash. Eczema. Contact dermatitis. The best strategy is to determine the source of the rash then address that specifically. This should be an easy question to pose to your pediatrician during the 4-year old well visit. Without actually viewing the rash and "bruise" in person, any answer would be but a guess. Your daughter deserves better than a guess. ...Read more

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After sex the other night my husband noticed a red bruise like spot on the head of his penis. It is very sore. What could this be?

After sex the other night my husband noticed a red bruise like spot on the head of his penis. It is very sore. What could this be?

Hematoma?: It could be a bruise. Any history of injury or rough play? Give it a few days to see if it self resolves. If worsening then see your doctor ...Read more

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My son is 21mths. He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed. Since then he has bleeding from nose, gums, red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

My son is 21mths. He hit back of head 2 days in a row.2nd time he hit size of a baseball was developed. Since then he has bleeding from nose, gums, red spots behind knee neck rt shoulder unknown bruising infections and the worse one was right now I was gonna

He needs to see: His pediatrician as soon as possible for evaluation of his blood's ability to clot properly & to determine why he is having bruising & bleeding in areas other than the site of injury. ...Read more

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I've been treating my cellulitis for about 2 days now redness and swelling is starting to go down but bruise it's starting to appear is this normal?

I've been treating my cellulitis for about 2 days now redness and swelling is starting to go down but bruise it's starting to appear is this normal?

Discoloration: Yes, after the initial swelling and redness has passed.,
Discoloration may come afterwards. As long as you are symptomatically feeling better i.e. noticeably less warmth, pain and swelling, the discoloration will pass in time. Cbeck with your family physician as well and have a great day. ...Read more

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What is this redness around nail bruise?

What is this redness around nail bruise?

Induration: After an injury it is common to have a healing response. This includes swelling, redness, mild tenderness similar to what you see around a healing cut that is not infected. ...Read more

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