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How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

How to reduce swelling cause by head bump?

Ice pack: Ice pack. Treating the swelling may have cosmetic benefits (short term) but doesn't affect long term results. Ice can also reduce pain. Apply it for no more than 20 minutes at a time. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have painful bumps under my eyelid I've had it for a month now doctors given me eye drops and tablets to reduce the swelling but doesn't go?

I have painful bumps under my eyelid I've had it for a month now doctors given me eye drops and tablets to reduce the swelling but doesn't go?

Chalazion/hordeolum?: My answer depends on what you are being treated for - has your doctor told you that you have a chalazion or hordeolum (commonly called a stye)? If so, than longer courses of Doxycycline (or related med), omega-3 supplements, continued hot compresses, lid massage and lid hygiene are in order, and possibly incision and drainage in the office by your surgeon if these methods are failing. ...Read more

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Painful red bump on buttock area. Now open and drained some liquid which reduced swelling. Could this be an ingrown hair or a pimple?

Painful red bump on buttock area. Now open and drained some liquid which reduced swelling. Could this be an ingrown hair or a pimple?

Infection: You should definitely see your doctor. This could be an abscess (infection) and may need antibiotics and or surgery. If it is in the center top of the buttocks area it could be a pilonidal cyst which could be infected. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

I have hard bumps swelling in the back of my head?

Neck Bumps: Without seeing your skin it is almost impossible too make a diagnosis but if you are african anerican you could have acne kelodalis nuchae. Acne keloidalis nuchae (akn) is a condition characterized by follicular-based papules and pustules that form hypertrophic or keloid-like scars. Akn typically occurs on the occipital scalp and posterior neck and develops almost exclusively in young, african-amer. ...Read more

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There's a bump on my friends shaft right along where the head is, however there's some pus and swelling, what may this be?

There's a bump on my friends shaft right along where the head is, however there's some pus and swelling, what may this be?

Shaft pus = see Dr: Cannot be sure over internet, but sounds as there is an infection present--community or sexually acquired types possible--so need a good history and exam to direct treatment. Primary dr / urgent care dr / er visit / urology / std clinic can all point you in the right direction. ...Read more

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1st metatarsal head painful to touch, but there is no bump, redness, or swelling. Why would this be hurting?

1st metatarsal head painful to touch, but there is no bump, redness, or swelling. Why would this be hurting?

We're on the bone: Is it painful? If on the bottom a sesamoid injury or plantar plate injury is possible. If on the side a tight shoe could of been a culprit. If on top, it is possible a tendon is irritated......sometimes underlying tissue can be irritated without there being lots of swelling.... ...Read more

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My 2 yo ran into our bannister last Mon & got a huge bump on his head. Swelling is down but there is a bean size hard lump under skin. Is this normal?

My 2 yo ran into our bannister last Mon & got a huge bump on his head. Swelling is down but there is a bean size hard lump under skin. Is this normal?

Common: This often represents a blood pocket under the scalp, next to the bone. Sometimes it will accumulate some calcium and persist for months. ...Read more

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My son hit his nose on my daughters head. He got a bloody nose and there is swelling. Also there appears to be a bump on the nose.

My son hit his nose on my daughters head. He got a bloody nose and there is swelling. Also there appears to be a bump on the nose.

Nose bleeds are Us: Nose bleeds are common as a result of kids bumping their noses over objects or other folks in their nose hitting range! It bleeds due to many fragile tiny blood vessels in the area. The swelling may be due to bruising, which should go away in a few days with ice packs to the area. ...Read more

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My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?

My 20 month old baby fell and hit her head real good on a door. Now she has a bruise and bump. What to do to bring down swelling? Is she gonna be ok?

Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr. Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion. Cold compresses can reduce the swelling, if the kid will let you. ...Read more

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I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

I have a bump on the side of my head and its swelling and producing pus and also the swelling is going down to the lower of the ear what could this be?

Mrsa: Methacillin resistant staphalococcus aureas likely if pus with redness, if only scaly red likely just strep or staph. May need it lanced if like a bubble that needs to be burst, this will clear it up without antibiotics often. But ideal get it cultured too. Bacrtim ds or doxycline or clindamycine pills ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

What is the best medicine for neck swelling and head ache that cause of bump?

Time and sleep: Some questions are hard to answer without an examination. If you have a viral infection that may cause some lymph node swelling in the neck and give you a headache and fatigue then time alone will allow your immune system to fight off the infection. If you have the one tender spot in the neck associated with a tender lump you should be seen by the doctor right away. I hope that helps. Sleep helps. ...Read more

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I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone I think cuz of swelling?

I have headaches neck pain decreased range of neck motion feel dizzy at times. Also the bumps on the back of my head r gone I think cuz of swelling?

Clarification: Is this all the time or these symptoms come and go during the course of the day? If these are persistent you may benefit from being evaluated by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling on skin under the head of my penis I'm circumcised had 2 white bumps on it they burst and my girl just had full STD check had trichomosis onl?

Swelling on skin under the head of my penis I'm circumcised had 2 white bumps on it they burst and my girl just had full STD check had trichomosis onl?

Swelling: Swelling under skin of your penis may be smegma which is a combination of exfoliated skin and oils. It is benign and hasnothing to fo with std's ...Read more

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Rolled off bed hit my head on side table corner about a week ago. No bruise, no bump, scalp swelling still hurts. Headaches, jaw pain, ear ache?

See your Doctor: If you are still having pain after a week, it will be a good idea to evaluate with your physician. In my opinion, any pain lasting more than a week should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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My 8 year old cousin got hit in the face by a 16 in softball there is a bump some swelling and pain?

My 8 year old cousin got hit in the face by a 16 in softball there is a bump some swelling and pain?

Closed head: Trauma- apply ice pack on the swelling and observe for the next 7 days- for excessive vomiting, headaches, pupil size change, lethargy, slurred speech, gait disturbance, incoordination. To emergency room if these are present. Try to avoid taking medicines that can cause drowsiness or alter mental status. ...Read more

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Skin swelling up and it's puffy and itchy after I scratched it. But it was just a little bump and not a bug bite?

Hives: Swelling and itching of the skin after scratching is usually due to hives (urticaria) -- or more scientifically, "dermatographism." the little bump that started it all could very well have been a bug bite, however. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing swelling along my vermillion border on and off for the past month or so. Its accompanied by small skin coloured bumps. Ideas?

Not really: Does it burn or itch or peel?? It is hard to say without seeing. You really should have it looked at while it is happening. It might be a form of herpes simplex1 a cold sore or just dryness or?? ...Read more

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Please describe the white bumps and red swelling on my eye lid?

Please describe the white bumps and red swelling on my eye lid?

Inspissation/stye: You are probably describing little backed up oil gland secretory glands of meibom, and the more red and swollen one is likely a stye. Try warm compresses 2-4 times daily followed by massage with baby shampoo on a clean washcloth. This shod help to relieve the pressure in the stye and also improve the oil gland secretions. You may have to this for a week or so. If no improvement, seek help idoc. ...Read more

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My eyelash line really hurts to the touch but there's no swelling or bumps, what could this be?

My eyelash line really hurts to the touch but there's no swelling or bumps, what could this be?

Stye or blepharitis: You may be experiencing pain from blepharitis or a small stye that cannot be visualized. I would recommend having your eyes examined to detect any problems. ...Read more

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Bump on side of nose bridge bone like swelling, what could this be?

Bump on side of nose bridge bone like swelling, what could this be?

Nose Bump: A bump on the side of the nose could be either a small cyst, infection or a skin growth. You should have a doctor look at it to be certain whether it needs treatment or not. ...Read more

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I threw up now I have a bump and swelling under eye that hurts?

I threw up now I have a bump and swelling under eye that hurts?

See your eye doctor: If you had vigorous vomiting, and now you see a bump under your eye, you need to see an eye doctor to determine what that bump is. It could be something benign. However, this can't be determined unless it's examined under a slitlamp microscope to identify exactly what it is, diagnose it, and treated if necessary. Hopefully, it is something easy to treat. Call your doctor now. ...Read more

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I got elbowed in my eyebrow accidentally 1 week ago. Swelling down, but still a small bump that hurts when touched. Worth checking out?

I got elbowed in my eyebrow accidentally 1 week ago. Swelling down, but still a small bump that hurts when touched. Worth checking out?

Probably not: You have received a contusion and these take a little time to heal. If the vision is normal and you do not see double, then you just need a little more time for this bump which is probably a bruised healing point to disappear. You might try using local heat to speed this process. ...Read more