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My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. His ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.

My 6 year old sons head is quite swollen and red behind his right ear. His ear has been bothering him today but tonight we just noticed the swelling.

Go see ur Family Doc: Your son might have a swollen postauricular lymph node in response to ear infection but w/o exam, I can't be absolutely sure. So best to take him to see his Family Doc or Pediatrician for evaluation. In meantime, warm compresses might be helpful. ...Read more

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My six year old granddaughter has fainted five times in the past two months. She fainted twice for the first time about a month ago. She then suffered a kick to her head and ear by her five year old brother wearing sneakers. Shortly after that, she fainte

My six year old granddaughter has fainted five times in the past two months. She fainted twice for the first time about a month ago. She then suffered a kick to her head and ear by her five year old brother wearing sneakers. Shortly after that, she fainte

She: She needs to have a complete neurological evaluation. I am glad she is having a cat scan. She may need an MRI or an eeg study on her brain as well. She may also need studies on her heart to be sure she isn't having irregular heart rhythms or an underlying heart problem. She should see her pediatrician who can refer her to these specialists. Fainting (syncope) in this age group is very rare and must be taken very seriously. ...Read more

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Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Six year old has itchy raised oozing blisters behind both ears and a few on the top of her head appearing for over a week. She has no other symptoms.

Infection: This is a classic description for impetigo, a skin infection passed from site to site by the scratching of this child. Initial treatment by blotting with peroxide/drying and applying an antibiotic cream may help some. However, it may require an oral medication. ...Read more

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Should I be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Should I be worried that my 6 year old has dark blue gums and moves his head in jerky movements?

Yes..: I would seek the opinion of a medical doctor and a qualified laser periodontist as soon as possible.
How long has this been going on? ...Read more

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My 6 year old was diagnosed with a mild concussion a month ago he now complains that parts of his head hurt and is now waking with night terrors which?

My 6 year old was diagnosed with a mild concussion a month ago he now complains that parts of his head hurt and is now waking with night terrors which?

Mild?: Kids do occasionally have headaches associated with even modest head trauma up to a month after the event. Whether this represents that event or something else would require an evaluation. Night terrors are more likely a reflection of sleep habits that have suffered leading to a deficit of effective sleep. Worth a re-check. ...Read more

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My 6 year old daughter says that the front part of her head hurts when she looks up with her eyes, what can this be?

My 6 year old daughter says that the front part of her head hurts when she looks up with her eyes, what can this be?

Tension: Could be allergies or mild sinus irritation or simply tension in the forehead muscles. Craniosacral therapy, chiropractic and chinese medicine can be very helpful in keeping her aligned well and reducing the muscle/ fascia tension. If you are worried have your pediatrician see her. ...Read more

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A 6 year old child complains of headache and fever almost every month and headache alone without fever once a week and upon moving the head. Help?

A 6 year old child complains of headache and fever almost every month and headache alone without fever once a week and upon moving the head. Help?

Headache, Fever: Headache with and/or without fever can be from many causes: sinus congestion/infection, allergies, vision issues, dental cause, enlarged tonsils/adenoids with sleep problems, migraine, ear issues, etc, etc. He needs a thorough evaluation, testing, and if needed appropriate referral. Keep a headache diary and. ...Check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the average head circumference for a 6 year old girl?

What is the average head circumference for a 6 year old girl?

Head circumference: Head sizes are relatively larger in small children. In a child without headaches, seizures or major organ deformities, the head circumference is genetically determined and you will not be able to do much about it at four years of age. Or six. You will want to discuss your concern withyour family doctor or pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head that hurts when he touch it what could be the cause?

Several things: A swollen lymph node, a goose egg from prior trauma he didn't tell you about, an insect bite that is becoming inflamed. If any of these fit you can monitor it until it either goes away or you decide to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has a tender spot in back of his head since 3 days ago, it hurts when he touch it, what it could be?

See his doctor: It sounds like it could be a skin infection, perhaps from a bug bite. Depending on how large it is, if it is getting worse day by day, and how tender it is, he may just need antibiotics to treat it. If your doctor thinks it is an abscess (a pocket of pus in the skin), they may want to drain out the fluid. That will make it easier to treat with less pain. Warm packs and pain relief can also help. ...Read more

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My 6 year old has said her head hurts every day for the last week or so. What can I do to help her?

My 6 year old has said her head hurts every day for the last week or so. What can I do to help her?

See doctor: There are many reasons for headache. Your child may be having sinus/ nasal congestion, facial pain from teeth or jaw, neck. He may be having migraine. Get your child examined by your doctor to find out the cause and get him treated. ...Read more

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Is there a safe over-the-counter medication for giving to my 6 year old boy if he bumped his head and is complaining of headache?

Is there a safe over-the-counter medication for giving to my 6 year old boy if he bumped his head and is complaining of headache?

Yes but: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin, you can also put some ice for the first two days. Make sure to call your pediatrician if any concern. The minor head injuries need to be watched if the mechanism of injury was high risk (fall from more than 3-5 feet) lost of consciousness, vomiting, not eating well or severe headache. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son got hit really hard in her head today with a basketball and complained and cried of pain for like an hour and then after that he had?

My 6 year old son got hit really hard in her head today with a basketball and complained and cried of pain for like an hour and then after that he had?

Go to the hospital: He needs to be seen and will probably need some tests, this a form of head injury, and the symptoms warrant evaluation, best wishes ...Read more

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Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Child had 2 separate head CT scans as an infant, now healthy 6 year old. How concerned should we be about increased risk of cancer as a child?

Stop worrying...: ... And be effective. The slight increase is real but there is not a thing to do about it, and ct's that get ordered appropriately in children are worth the tiny risk. Plan for your child to have a normal life, teach him/her the social and job skills that tomorrow's competitive world will require, and create a winner rather than a worrier. ...Read more

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Child had 2 head CT scans as an infant, now is a healthy 6 year old. Should we be concerned about increased risk of childhood cancer or lifetime risk?

Child had 2 head CT scans as an infant, now is a healthy 6 year old. Should we be concerned about increased risk of childhood cancer or lifetime risk?

Probably not: If you or your child's doctor are able, ask the radiology group where the ct scans were done about the dose of radiation. Higher radiation doses are associated with better resolution of the ct images, and so children's hospitals struggle with the trade off between radiation and great images. Likely your child's risk of cancer from the radiation of 2 scans is low. ...Read more

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My six year old son came home with a red bump on his forehead n after getting him a hair cut I saw there were sevral in his head n a few on his skin?

My six year old son came home with a red bump on his forehead n after getting him a hair cut I saw there were sevral in his head n a few on his skin?

? Bites: Theses sound like bites. Are they Itchy or sore? Have the changed their appearance? If itchy and bumps likely bites. Treat his symptoms. All the best. Follow up as required. ...Read more

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My six year old son has been complaining of recurring head ache that lasted about 5 seconds each time. He said it has been going on for few days. He didn't tell me until today. Usually happens when he runs... It also happened when he got up from a sitting

My six year old son has been complaining of recurring head ache that lasted about 5 seconds each time. He said it has been going on for few days. He didn't tell me until today. Usually happens when he runs... It also happened when he got up from a sitting

Broad differential: Headache in a 6yo can be caused by many things. Important factors are location of pain, duration of symptoms, if pain moves to other areas, and any underlying medical problems. Because of the wide range of possibilities, he should be evaluated by his pediatrician to have a complete history and evaluation. ...Read more

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My six year old daughter has been on antibiotics over 48hours and started running a fever over 101 and she says her head hurts. Should I take her back in? Given antibiotics for sinus infection but has been getting stuff up when coughing. She has a hist

My six year old daughter has been on antibiotics over 48hours and started running a fever over 101 and she says her head hurts. Should I take her back in? Given antibiotics for sinus infection but has been getting stuff up when coughing. She has a hist

Good question!: Many of us think fever after 72 hours is when you should check back in for more advice. If Tylenol (acetaminophen) controls the headache & fever, continue it. Ibuprofen causes GI upset, esp. In kids and taken with food, and should only be used an hour or so after Tylenol (acetaminophen) has not made your kid comfortable. (no pain, and a comfortable temp are the goal, not necessarily no fever at all). Get seen fast, if no help ...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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What can I give a 6 yr old for a head ache?

What can I give a 6 yr old for a head ache?

Ibuprofen helps: Ibuprofen is a useful med when dealing with headaches in kids. I find it more effective than acetaminophen. Proper hydration and diet also help in kids who have odd feeding pattern. ...Read more

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My 6yr old has heavy head. He finds relief by snapping his head backwards. He does this every minute. He says if he doesn't his head is to heavy to ho?

My 6yr old has heavy head. He finds relief by snapping his head backwards. He does this every minute. He says if he doesn't his head is to heavy to ho?

Behavioral Dysfuncti: You need to ask him more question about what may precipitate his symptom or if he remains aware of this while doing The first medical condition that comes to mind is Tourette Syndrome and other conditions such as Sensory Integration Dysfunction, or Epilepsy (Simple Partial Seizures. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son has been having massive migraines and I just noticed he has a lump on his head. What could this be so despite need answers.

My 6 yr old son has been having massive migraines and I just noticed he has a lump on his head. What could this be so despite need answers.

Go to doctor: Massive headaches means this child needs to be seen at the doctor. While there they can assess the lump as well. Please go to the doctor today. ...Read more

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I started my 6yr old on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) today (10mg), teachers said she was very irriatble, sad, even banged head purposely - does it take a few days?

I started my 6yr old on Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) today (10mg), teachers said she was very irriatble, sad, even banged head purposely - does it take a few days?

Close follow-up: Stimulants, including Vyvanse, Adderall, Focalin, (dexmethylphenidate) Ritalin/Concerta, all work very quickly in the body. While it may take time and trial and error to find the right dose for a child or adult, if multiple people observe concerning behavioral side effects, it is important to alert the prescribing physician immediately. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son developed about 2 cm round lump on back of his head. It started 3 weeks ago and is growing. Feels hard under the normal skin. No pain?

My 6 yr old son developed about 2 cm round lump on back of his head. It started 3 weeks ago and is growing. Feels hard under the normal skin. No pain?

Head lump??: See if he has a symmetrical lump on the other side which you just never noticed before. If not it is most likely that you are feeling a lymph node. Bring it to the attention of his doc and go from there. ...Read more

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My 6 yr. Old daughter has a very itchy scalp. Primarily the back if her head. It's noticeably red. What would the best steps be to take?

My 6 yr. Old daughter has a very itchy scalp. Primarily the back if her head. It's noticeably red. What would the best steps be to take?

See a dermatologist: One of the causes of a very itchy scalp in a child is tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp). If allowed to progress, it can result in hair loss and even an inflammatory process called a kerion. Please have her evaluated as soon as possible. Meanwhile, it is a contagious process, so please do not allow her to share styling tools or hats with other children. ...Read more

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Sorry asked earlier but want to clarify. 6yr old with 5mm raised mole pin head size dark spot on mole. No change over one month. Hair in mole (4 or 5). Mole present for yrs. Any cause to worry?

Sorry asked earlier but want to clarify. 6yr old with 5mm raised mole pin head size dark spot on mole. No change over one month. Hair in mole (4 or 5). Mole present for yrs. Any cause to worry?

Mole: Hairs are often found in congenital nevi (birth marks). The fact that it is two toned (brown with a tiny black area) warrants an examination by a dermatologist. ...Read more