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My Baby Has A Bump On Her Head
What kind of tiny...:
There are at least 4 kinds of normal bumps (not needing any treatment) in newborns, and lots of other kinds - this sounds like a good question for your baby's doctor, next time you see the doctor for a routine visit. ...Read more
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
My 2 week old infant girl has red swollen eye lid and redness under the eye w tiny acne looking bumps. I don't know what to do please help?
Take her to your doc: Don't fool around with your new born's eye. Take her to your pediatrician, or eye doctor. ...Read more
My baby has a bump that comes anf goes on his head and had three red dots, this showed up about his fifth week he is now three months. Is this a birth?
Not certain: Your description could represent many things. I would have you ask a practitioner to examine your baby. ...Read more
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
Several cues: The kid with a skull defect you feel needs evaluation. The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. 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
How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.
My baby is 3 weeks old and has a slight bump on the right side of her head wear her hair line ends should I be worried?
Baby Head worries: Babies are born w soft skull bones & positioning of head during labor and early weeks, months after birth may cause the head to look bumpy or asymmetrical. If u see a different color of tissue causing the bump, your doctor can tell u if it is blood vessel related tissue, most of which don't require any treatment and get better in time. Make sure u change baby's head position frequently to fix this. ...Read more
8 month baby feel off bed not v high cried litte then is normal. Small bump on head subsidied on its own. Slept and got up normally morning. What do I do?
Acting fine next day: If a child is acting differently, even after a mild injury, he should be seen by his primary doctor. Sometimes an E.R. visit is needed, depending on the symptoms. Head bumps in which there is low-impact on the head, little crying, no changes in behavior, and no headache after the first hour or two, usually don't cause internal injuries. A baby who acts normally the next day is almost always fine. ...Read more
Not many dos & donts: I am assuming that she did not black out. Applying an icepack would help reduce swelling if it is done quickly. The bump could be a blood clot that formed with the injury under the skin. If it is a blood clot, it may change the color and look like bruise. Once it forms, the blood clot will remain there for months. If she blacked out even for a short time, I would take her to er. ...Read more
No: Babies learning to cruise and walk fall often, and bump their heads often. The skull is thick and designed to take those types of knocks. Unless she has suffered from serious head injuries causing loss of consciousness or requiring hospitalization, your baby and her iq are absolutely fine. If you fear she falls more than "normal", mention this at your next well child visit. ...Read more
Go to the ER: Please take the baby to the er to be evaluated. The cut may need to be sutured and the baby should be examined to look for a more serious head injury. ...Read more
Depends: It depends how hard they hit their head. Sometimes the bump pops up within a few minutes. Sometimes it gradually comes on over the next few hours. Applying ice and pressure would help prevent the swelling, but most toddlers hate the ice. The bump is caused by blood and fluid building up under the skin. It can last several weeks. ...Read more
Lymph node: It's a lymph node. Specifically an occipital lymph node, totally normal! The occipital nodes drain the scalp area, so any time you have a scalp injury or irritation they grow in response to it. With babies it doesn't take much to make them big, just laying down a lot lets particles get on their scalp which caused the nodes to grow. Teething can also cause this. ...Read more
Can be the: Way the bones of his head are currently shaped and comming together. A baby's head is very soft and moldable. Most likely they mean nothing, but if they are worrisome for you, have your doctor exam the baby. ...Read more
?: There are several possiblities. In the area you described it could be a gland but there are also several benign cysts that often come up there. Either way I would see your pediatrician, most of us have seen many of theses bumps. Its good to know for sure but very likely nothing needs to be done. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if my child is 16 months old and has a head full of small puss fulled bumps what do I do?
In a child under 2, what kind of symptoms should require a trip to the office/er after an accident to the head (e.G. Fall, bump)?
Loss of conciousness:
The height of the fall is important. Falls from
height of a cribb are alot more concering than rolling off a bed. Also surface is important. Carpet is better than concrete. Loc, altered mental status, recurrent vomiting and wosening headache are all concerning symptoms. ...Read more
My baby dropped a week ago.1 meter high. Her head have a huge bump after. She stil have the bump but smaller but still visible. Is it dangerous?
Bump on the head: Trauma to the head can be very serious. There can be lasting effects from the trauma after the incident. Age is important as well due to the development of bones and organs. It difficult to predict if head trauma was significant enough to cause damage. Typically if the child appears his/her usual self, eating and doing other normal activity the likelihood of serious damage is low. ...Read more
Dresser tipped, hit 3yr old on head but did not land on her. Child cried right away, no bleeding or bump visible. She seems normal. Is she probably ok?
Yes: When something hits a small child on the head or when she falls on her head from a distance of less than 5 feet, cries right away, the chances of any internal brain injury are very very small, as shown by a study at the er of a boston hospital some years ago. So you can be reassured and go on loving her. ...Read more
My baby is 1 month and two weeks. I noticed she has a bump in the middle of her forehead, like a small hill. She hasn't any head injuries, what is it?
May be suture: The main suture line for most kids forms a T with the ear to ear line in back of the forehead and the middle one from the soft spot along the center toward the back. Some have a prominent suture line from the front of the soft spot running down between the eyes. A ridge in the forehead like a boat keel can be a transient feature in some kids. Confirm this with your doc. They usually grow out of it. ...Read more
Hi. My 6 month old baby fell from the bed and landed on his head. 2 days have passed and he seems normal but he has a soft squishy bump. What should I?
Probably not a tooth: The average infant starts teething between 3 - 4 months but the average age for the first tooth is 6 months old. The white bumps sound like 'epstein's pearls.' small inclusion cysts that form and resolve. They are often mistaken for teeth by parents, but not really teeth. ...Read more
My 1 year old baby fell and hit his head, and he has a 1 inch diameter bump on the back of head. What should I do?
Head injury: If no loss of conciousness, laceration of the scalp and normally oriented after being consoled, there is no special treatment needed. He can be allowed to eat and nap normally. If he naps longer than normal, awaken him gently and observe for normal interaction. Danger signs would include repetitive vomiting, decreased level of conciousness and dramatic soft swelling at the point of impact. ...Read more
8 month baby feel off bed not v high cried little then is perfectly normal but has a mild bump on the head but didn't cry on touch the bump. Wat do i?
My 6 month old baby fell off bed (3ft) head first and bumped her head on the metal frame and has a bump on the topfront part of her head. Take her in?
Not necessarily: You need to observe the baby. If she cried initially but could be consoled and is now active and interested in her surroundings, as well as able to tolerate formula, you can watch her for worrisome signs, such as the soft spot bulging, frequent episodes of vomiting, unequal size of her pupils as well as protracted crying or difficulty arousing her. Such behaviors require emergent evaluation. ...Read more
My phone fell on the side of the head of my 2 week old baby, she didn't cried but she moved and I just saw a small bump is she okay?
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