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Doctor insights on: Herbal Treatment For Soft Spot On Head Bulging

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Dr. James Hocker
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I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

I have a scalp hematoma on the back of my head for the past 3 months and it has s not reduce in size. X-ray shows no fracture. Soft painful spot on it?

Hematoma: It may take months for the hematoma to be absorbed depending on its size. In fact if it lasts long enough it may begin to calcify ...Read more

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My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

My baby has a hemangioma on top of head. Steroid injection treatment or leave it alone?

Speak with Peds Dr: He/She will be able to direct your concerns and options for treatment for your child. ...Read more

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Red, dime size painful spot on back of hairline after barbershop visit. Smooth, no head. Is it MSRA or regular boil? Any way to tell or treat?

Red, dime size painful spot on back of hairline after barbershop visit. Smooth, no head. Is it MSRA or regular boil? Any way to tell or treat?

Unclear : You seem to be describing an abscess or boil. This occuru with or without a trip to the barber shop. MRSA remains a possibility in the current clinical setting. Generally very warm compresses used frequently are the first line of treatment. You may use a topical antibiotic such as neosporin, with limited benefit depending on the depth of the infection See a doctor soon if it does not improve. ...Read more

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I've used hot packs for 2 mns ago to relief my cervical MS spasm recently i noticed violet patches on this skin area ...What 's the treatment plz?

I've used hot packs for 2 mns ago to relief my cervical MS spasm recently i noticed violet patches on this skin area ...What 's the treatment plz?

Stop using the packs: The heat has increased the circulation in the area that the hot packs was on where you had the muscle spasms and the increased blood flow caused the violet patches. They should go away. ...Read more

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I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

I would like preventative or alternative treatment for senile purpora. The slightest scratch on my forearms brings on a big purple/red spot. ?

Sun damage: Your bruising symptoms are most commonly the result of irreversible damage to the skin from prior sun exposure. The only treatment is to avoid trauma to the affected areas of skin. Using sunscreen will prevent further damage. If excessive bruising is also noted in non sun exposed skin especially if associated with other signs of clotting problems such as bleeding gums or nosebleeds see your doctor. ...Read more

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31yr old female healthy no other symptoms hard little knot on mastoid bone behing ear on bone right at hair line for coulpe weeks what is it?

31yr old female healthy no other symptoms hard little knot on mastoid bone behing ear on bone right at hair line for coulpe weeks what is it?

Mastoid Swelling: Hello, the swelling you are describing behind your ear is most probably a benign lymph node. They are very close to the skin surface. It is always a good idea to check with your family doctor for confirmation. Good luck and i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hair, possible balding spot, pain inscrease- head squished on tender spots, headaches, increase in tender spots and pain what to do- will speak w/ doc?

Hair, possible balding spot, pain inscrease- head squished on tender spots, headaches, increase in tender spots and pain what to do- will speak w/ doc?

Headaches and pain: Go ahead and see your doctor. If you are not living on your own have someone living with you carefully massage the back of your neck. That should decrease some of the pain. ...Read more

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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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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 80's 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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Awaiting approval of Thoracic MRI for dull pain. When upright is it usual for T3/4 area (site of pain) to protrude as small bump? Rest of spine smooth

Awaiting approval of Thoracic MRI for dull pain. When upright is it usual for T3/4 area (site of pain) to protrude as small bump? Rest of spine smooth

Maybe: If you are talking about a disc bulge/protrusion, it is possible that it may increase in the upright position,due to the increased axial load on the spinal column due to gravity. Whether this is related to symptoms or not is a different question. ...Read more

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What causes a red, warm, itchy to touch, circular spot on neck just below chin? It's symetrical with the previous one on the other side of neck.

What causes a red, warm, itchy to touch, circular spot on neck just below chin? It's symetrical with the previous one on the other side of neck.

Allergic rash possib: There are several possibilities, including an allergic reaction to an insect bite. If there is a raised scaly appearance, ringworm a type of fungal infection may be the cause. Each of these has a different treatment, so it is best to check with your doctor if it does not improve. Topical steroids may be used on an allergic skin rash. I hope that this helps. ...Read more

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Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Bump on forehead from hitting Crn of bookcase. Only bruised lump no loss of consciousness etc. Ok to keep eye on or see doc? She is almost 4

Keep an eye: Simple bumps and bruises (fortunately) usually don't cause significant problems--especially if there was no loss of consciousness. ...Read more