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Lump On Head Child
"metopic ridge": The skull is formed by five plates which move a little to allow the head to fit out at birth. There is a ridge or divot that runs from the top of the head toward the nose, called the metopic suture, at a joint between two of the plates. This sticks up a little in lots of children, prob a family trait. If her head is growing normally, it is prob ok--your doc can check and advise. ...Read more
My child. Has a lump on top of her head in the middle, is it just where it fused. Together? She is nearly 2.
Most likely Yes, .: If the "lump" is a smooth ridge that extends from front to back and is mid-line, then yes, and you have nothing to worry about. If it is in any other direction, or is painful to touch is is shaped like a small ping pong ball, I would recommend you go to your doctor. ...Read more
My child aged 8 has got chicpox from my other son aged 4 but has now come out with 50 pence size lump on back side his head is this normal in cpx?
No: May be a reactive lymph node or a secondary strep infection, show your pediatrician. ...Read more
I've had a lump on the back of my head since a child, I did a MRI said I have a cyst but it's under the scalp, they said my brain ok I'm worried, stre?
Now worries: A cyst under the skin is not in contact with the brain. In order to reach the brain it would have to go through the skull and many layers in between. It is harmless. ...Read more
Lymphnode: I am asked about this all the time! In most instances these are small lymph nodes overlying the posterior skull and have no medical significance. The simplest solution is to ask your pediatrition to examine the area to rule out any serious pathology ; this could include reactive nodes secondary to a scalp condition and more generalized abnormalities of the lymphatic system. ...Read more
Hi my baby has a small lump near on her forehead but she never bumb her head I just notice it yesterday she's 10 months?
Watch and see: Most small bumps go away in a few days. Otherwise check with your pediatrician if not better. ...Read more
3 month old baby with one ear slightly slanted and lump on head above ear. What could this be? The other ear is straight.
See pediatrician: Have your pediatrician take a look. It is impossible to be specific without being able to examine the area. ...Read more
My 10 month old baby has 2 lumps on the back of her head, near the base of her skull/neck. About 1cm and 0.5 cm in diameter. Not red/tender. They have been there for about 4 days no change in size. Had a measles vaccine 11 days ago and is teething?
Baby almost 5 mos has goopy left eye I think clogged tear duct but also congested and has lump behind left ear on head. Lymph node? Thoughts?
I have a blemish-like small lump on the right side of my face. It has been there since I was a child. It's surface is kinda rough.
Birthmark?: If it bothers you it certainly can be removed. Have a dr look at it but usually those on the face from borg are benign. Get peace of mind and have it looked at at least and removed if you want to! ...Read more
Yes, but: It would not be very helpful in deciding what it was or its full extent. A localized ultrasound would give more information. ...Read more
Yesterday my dentist told me I had small lumps around my lymph mode area. Under my jaw. Should I worry? They become swollen often since I was a child.
Lumps: Cannot tell without examination. Usually swollen lymph nodes indicate infection. You may want to be examined by either a specialist Oral Surgeon or a specialist Oral Pathologist. ...Read more
My 11 y/o child has a large bulge or lump behind her ear, what could it be? This lump showed up out of no where, no injury occurred. She felt pain when she laid down and touched behind her ear and noticed her l side felt different than her r side. She
Hello,: Hello, it might be an inflammed or infected cyst or an inflammed posterior auricular lymph node. Doubt it is cancerous if arose over night. I do recommend that you have her pediatrician take a look at it. Take care. ...Read more
Hi I have a lump on my right side of my nose since a young child but its now sore. Never bothered me before. If I press the bridge it really hurts?
I have been hard of hearing since I was a young child & I have found a lump above my right ear & I can feel some pressure what should I do?
Midline swelling?: If the lump is in the midline it may be remnant of thyroid development. It is known as thyroglossal cyst. If this be the case see your pediatrician and discuss the problem with him. If the lump is on the side of the neck it may be a lymph gland resulting from a old or upper respiratory infection. Again see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
My 6mo baby got her 6mo shots and has a hard pea size lump under skin where shot was given. Does this hurt her and how long will it last? Its been 3 days
Read on: Sometime a shot will get a localized reaction. The might last up to a week and possibly a little longer. It will go away and is nothing to worry about. U can massage the area if it does bother her she will react and a little Ibuprofen will help but usually if the area is not inflamed it does not seem to bother them. ...Read more
2 yr old little lumps under skin on both sides of neck, always had them since a baby, never grown or changed, smaller than a pea. What could they be?
Normal: And likely lymph nodes based on your description. Next time he/she has a check up, mention them to your physician to confirm this. All the best. ...Read more
I felt a lump in one of my baby's soft spots. The area has a tiny red bump on the surface and a larger lump beneath the skin. Should I be concerned?
Possibly hemangioma: See pediatrician or dermatologistGet a more detailed answer ›
Ny baby has a small loose pea shape lump behind right ear under skin. She is healthy overall. Curious.?
Lymph node: This is most likely a normal lymph node. There are dozens located at different sites around the head & neck & noticed because they are not buried deep in tissues or muscles like they are in the rest of the body. When stimulated by bug bites, skin irritation, vaccines or various infections they will enlarge for several weeks before returning to their resting size. ...Read more
I have a 6 month old baby and I've noticed she has an hard orange lump on the roof of her mouth about the size of a five pence should I be worried?
Have her evaluated!: Can't tell what's going on without a proper exam and maybe a biopsy. She may need imaging studies. If it is something to be worried about you want to get it checked out asap! If it is nothing of potential danger then you can stop worrying about it but you must have her seen soonest! ...Read more
Hey my 11 year old daughter has a bug hard lump her face is swollen and she's going to camp for 3 weeks is it a big deal? It's next to her baby tooth
It is a big deal: The tooth infection you speak of can may spread to your jaw and to other areas of your head and neck. I would strongly encourage you to seek treatment at your dentist ASAP since those complications can occur at anytime. Take a good care. ...Read more
My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?
Discuss with your pe: This should be easily solved since she can eat the other food which also have particles in them. You can try smaller portions and see if you change consistency more liquid or more solid. You need to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more
Baby is 12m old and I just noticed little pea size lumps in her neck running up from her collar bone to jaw on both sides. She's not been ill recently.
Scalp?: If it is on the scalp it can be a cyst, or other growth such as calcifying lesion. It can also represent rare lesions which would require examination and possible biopsy to make the distinction. ...Read more
No: When Botox is injected it might cause the area to raise up a little but this should fade away in a few minutes. If you are concern with an injected area, please call back to your injector's office for an evaluation. Hope this helps. ...Read more