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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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Headphones and head lice?

Headphones and head lice?

Earbuds are ok: Lice prefer hair and scalp, but they run around quickly and could end up on headphone head bands (although it seems unlikely to happen). Earbuds are ok, because there is almost no place for the lice to hide. If a person is worried about using somebody else's headphones, he can keep them in a plastic bag for 2 or 3 weeks before using them. By then, the lice should have died. ...Read more

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Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes , hurt them?

Could shining a flashlight in someones eyes , hurt them?

Doubtful: Transient photopsia's of standard flashlight beams should cause no permanent damage with brief exposure. Never point any laser type light into someones eyes. ...Read more

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Hit head just above the ear child?

Hit head just above the ear child?

Look for Changes...: Look for changes in behavior. Children hit their heads often; most do very well after an accident. Crying in this case is good unless it is prolonged. Look for excessive sleepiness, vomiting, or change in mental status. If a bump (goose egg) is there and there is no bleeding, try a cold compress or sack of frozen peas. If vomiting does occur call your doctor or go directly to the er. ...Read more

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Lump on back of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

Lump on back  of head ozzing headache cannot bend head back?

See someone: Unclear what the lump is, but may be an infection. You need to see someone and have it looked at. ...Read more

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Head jerking, and head popping?

Head jerking, and head popping?

Head Jerking: Jerking or tremor, is caused by many things , to include some medications or alcohol or illicit substances, parkinson's disease, neurologic problems, or simply essential tremor with aging. ...Read more

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Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Hit head above left temple on corner of car door 3 days ago. Small bump barely noticeable bruise&little scratch. Slight headache yesterday&today. Dr??

Ice it!: Accidents happen. The best, easiest & cheapest thing you can do is ice the area as soon as possible. Earlier is better, more often is better than less often. Acetaminophen, if you're otherwise healthy, can be used for pain relief (I tend to avoid ibuprofen). As you didn't lose consciousness or develop neurological symptoms (weakness, numbness) I surmise you will recover. Stay healthy &Good luck. ...Read more

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Ringing in head plus head pain top of head?

Ringing in head plus head pain top of head?

Suggest you see an : ENT and audiologist for full evaluation. Ringing in the ears is usually from hearing loss and is not reversible but can be caused by some meds. You don't list any here. A full eval is warranted anyway . You have a long time to live and headaches are no fun. The two may be unrelated but start with the ENT ...Read more

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Threw my head back when laughing and hit my head on a corner of a cement wall. My head is very sore. Concussion?

Threw my head back when laughing and hit my head on a corner of a cement wall. My head is very sore. Concussion?

Possibly: If you are completely normal with just some pain at the site of impact, you probably can continue to observe. However, if you had loss or altered awareness, focal neurological deficit, worsening headache, are on blood thinners, etc., you ought to get it checked out. If in doubt, err on the side of getting checked out. ...Read more

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Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Hit head very hard @ playground w/kids. I stood up & hit the top of my head. Thought it cracked open but didn't. Vision was fuzzy. No vomit. Pupils ok?

Quick care: As you've said "hit head very hard" with immediate symptoms, I'd advise a quick assessment at your local quick care center to make sure you've not seriously hurt yourself. You may have a concussion, that would need to be addressed with you on what to watch out for. ...Read more

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Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling. Ear pain. CT and MRI on head normal. Neck cracks when I turn my head. Help!

Neck pain, shoulder pain, scalp/top of head tingling/prickly feeling.  Ear pain.  CT and MRI on head normal.  Neck cracks when I turn my head.  Help!

? Pinched nerve : in your neck area, may not show on imaging studies, rest your neck, non-steroidals as ibuprofen, unless contraindicated, and physical therapy guided by your treating doctor, may take few weeks to recover, the follow up with and conservative therapy will work, if no improvement otherwise, you may need to see a spine surgeon or a neurosurgeon, good luck ...Read more

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Can't lay head back without head going crazy room spinning, 18 male?

Can't lay head back without head going crazy room spinning, 18 male?

See ENT: Sounds like an issue with your vestibular system (the set of three, fluid-filled canals in each inner ear that help determine the head's 3d position. An ear-nose-throat dr (or otorhinolaryngologist) is best qualified to assess and treat, but primary care may be able to help also. ...Read more

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Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Swooshing white noise type in ears, mucus feel at the bottom of throat have slight head Ache in eyes&left side head sometimes when I cough, move head?

Infection: Sounds like an infection of the sinuses and / or middle ears. If you do not have a fever and have had the symptoms less than 10 days you can try treating it with rest, fluids and OTC meds like dayquil / nyquil, advil, Robitussin / mucinex (guaifenesin). If the symptoms last over 10 days, if you get vertigo or a fever of 101 or more, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

Head injury with no symptoms except for mild pressure near front of head. Bumped head moderately hard behind suv trunk. Pupils are same.?

What is the question: Head injuries are common. The skull is built to resist most trauma and to protect the brain. Nasty bumps are common, but brain injury is rare. Repeated head trauma is not good and may end up with eventual brain damage. Protect your head, eyes, brain from repetitive injury. ...Read more

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My son bumped his head on edge of table. Hit behind right ear noticed red spot on right eye 2 hours later. Is a CT necessary ?

My son bumped his head on edge of table. Hit behind right ear noticed red spot on right eye  2 hours later.  Is a CT necessary ?

Can't Tell: Why don't you have him evaluated if you think there is significant trauma to the head? How old is he? Did you see the injury? Could the eye have been struck? Any change in mental status? Minor bumps don't usually require any treatment except for ice or maybe acetaminophen. Anything more significant warrants a proper evaluation ...Read more

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My lower neck hurts, nauseous , head hurt , my eyes sight and my head hurts?

My lower neck hurts, nauseous , head hurt , my eyes sight and my head hurts?

Consult doc: you need to consult an ophthalmologist or your doctor ASAP. You will a full examination and possible testing. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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My head hurts by my ears.Ive been listening to music in hweadphones?

My head hurts by my ears.Ive been listening to music in hweadphones?

Headphones: What type of headphones are you using—earbuds, on the ear, or over-the-ear cup style? On the ear one can compress the earlobe and cause pain. Any style that doesn't fir properly can eventually cause pain. Try alternating types and not wearing headphones for hours at a time. Tylenol/nsaid should ease pain; if not, see your pcp. ...Read more

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Shockwave in my head?

Shockwave in my head?

Hard to say: Hard to know what the question is but if new severe headache this is reason to seek medical attention. ...Read more