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Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Red raised pussy bump on child after tick bite 7 months ago. Gets larger even after draining well.

Boil: This is probably staphylococcal and will need some antibiotic in addition to drainage. See a doctor and have this tended to before it becomes a severe problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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My child lies all the time! i'm crushed. How could I have raised him this way?

My child lies all the time! i'm crushed. How could I have raised him this way?

Lying: I don't know why lying bothers us so much more, than say pulling hair! I think we feel betrayed. Start with this article. http://psychcentral.com/lib/when-a-child-lies/0004855. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my childs soft spot is raised? He has been irritable but hes also teething, so I figured that was the cause.

Should I be worried if my childs soft spot is raised? He has been irritable but hes also teething, so I figured that was the cause.

Bulging fontanelle? : Worry is a wasted emotion, so i would never recommend it. However, a bulging fontanelle is not normal, and it is not caused by teething. If your baby is cranky with a full or bulging fontanelle then he needs to be immediately seen in the nearest emergency room. This time of year we see late summer viruses which can cause this, but it also may be caused by bacterial meningitis, which is deadly. ...Read more

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Is there any psychologically or healthy menace 4 a child that is going to be raised and adopted by a gay or lesbian couple?Are hetero couples better?

Is there any psychologically or healthy menace 4 a child that is going to be raised and adopted by a gay or lesbian couple?Are hetero couples better?

Straight or Gay: According to all ethical studies on parenting there is no difference in any scale of health, happiness, or social adjustment for kids raised in heterosexual versus homosexual households. Children need love, support, and patience and loving parents or parent is the best way to provide that. Kids could care less about sexuality when it comes to being supported by their parent or parents. ...Read more

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My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?

My 2 year old was around another 2 year old my son now has pneumonia and red raised bumps on his arm and this child has MRSA could my child have this?

It's possible...: ...Particularly if any of the "red raised bumps" are pustules ("white-heads"). If so, ask your doctor to unroof one of them and culture the contents. Mrsa will usually require extra treatment, over & above whatever is being used to treat the pneumonia. ...Read more

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6yr old child has 5mm raised mole. Present for many years. Mole is light - medium brown with pin head size darker area. Over last month no changes. Hair in mole is this a cause for worry.

6yr old child has 5mm raised mole.  Present for many years.   Mole is light - medium brown with pin head size darker area.    Over last month no changes.   Hair in mole  is this  a cause for worry.

Leave it alone: There's nothing to suggest malignancy. Hair present actually speaks against an concern. Show the physician on the next visit. All pigmented lesions in kids do need to be checked; i'm glad you're monitoring it closely. ...Read more

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Child has blue spot on palm. Size of a dime and raised. It is not a bruise. Has had it since 1.5 years old now is almost 3. What is it?

Child has blue spot on palm. Size of a dime and raised. It is not a bruise. Has had it since 1.5 years old now is almost 3. What is it?

Hemangioma?: Hemangiomas are not uncommon in small children. They tend to grow from infancy into toddlerhood then shrink back down, sometimes going away entirely. Sometimes during their growth phase the hemangiomas can become troublesome (limit movement, impair vision if it's near the eye, etc.) and there are medications that can be used to help control the size. ...Read more

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Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read more

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