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Skin Indentations On Face
Should I be concerned about about a dime sized, soft indentation on top of my head? Approx 1/8th" deep caused by lamp falling on it about 2 weeks ago.
My 4 month old boy has an indentation running across the top of his head. Is this normal and will it eventually even out as he gets older?
The indentation should be further evaluated. The head circumference and growth chart, along with a photo of the area, may be uploaded for an inbox consultation. His birth history may also be reviewed for a second opinion at that time.
One possible cause may be the growth of the skull. There are suture lines which need to aligh during this process. ...Read more
Hey there very nervous my 2 year old son has an indentation On the crown of head and just notice this. And it is new...just appeared! He has had tw?
Indentation: The indentation is most likely a fused fontanelle or fontanel (soft spot). The anterior fontanelle usually fuses by 18-24 months of age. ...Read more
Sharp, localised pain on top of head, about 10 degrees from the centre, in a slight indentation of my parietal bone. Recurrent for a few days. Cause?
Unknown: Have you had any trauma? Have you hit your head or hit the area around it. There is no specifc reason from the history thus given. Is there any redness of the scalp to make one think of infection. See your doctor. ...Read more
I had a large, sore bump on the back of my head 4 weeks ago. It is still there now but is teeny tiny, like an indentation. Still sore. Should I worry?
Prob OK: Bumps or masses can be from many things. If you ha trauma it is most likely blood. If you did not it possible an lymph node or infection. If it is getting smaller with a residual small bump it is ok. But if you think it is getting larger you should see a doctor about it. ...Read more
Anterior fontanelle: The indentation/depression you are referring to is called the anterior fontanelle. It is a membranous structure that allows for expansion of the skull as the head grows. The anterior fontanelle usually closes between 18 to 24 months of age. Normal to have an open anterior fontanelle at age 9 months. ...Read more
Hi. I'm 34 and have an indentation on the right hand side (my right) of my head, starting about half an inch from hairline. Like a softspot.
Soft spot: There is a normal thinning of the skull which feels like a soft spot in front of both ears. If this isn't what you're describing, a physician will have to examine you in order to answer your question. ...Read more
The back of my head, center, above occipital bone, it burns. I feel an indentation where the burning is, and there is no visible sign of any irritant.
Burning: If careful inspection of the scalp in that area doesn't reveal any inflammation of the skin, your symptom may be caused by an irritable or slightly inflamed superficial nerve of the scalp. It should resolve and doesn't appear to be a serious condition. Avoid pressure on that area of your scalp. ...Read more
Head Indentation: No idea what this is, you definitely need to be evaluated. ...Read more
I have SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.
I have indentations on the back of my head right above my ears. When ever they appear I have a massive headache. Not due to glasses as they are new.
Sounds like: Your headaches are consistent with a spasm in the temporalis muscles. The back edge (posterior border) of the muscle is approximately where you describe. I a tense contracted state or spasm it will puff up and protrude hence the bump. Do you happen to clench or grind your teeth? Consult with a dentist who can make appropriate diagnosis and treatment recommendations or referral. ...Read more
I have a soft tender spot in the middle of my head. It's almost always tender to touch. There is also a bit of an indentation where the soft spot is. I had a boil in the location when I was a child from some type of bacteria. My mom never took me to the d
Get examined: This could be the residua of an old boil like infection, and it may be somewhat sensitive but should not be significantly tender. It's best to have your physician examine this area for you to be sure. ...Read more
I have a large indentation on my left breast when I raise my arms above my head. I also am swollen under my left arm, leg, feet and ankle.?
See your doctor: Any abnormal swelling or indentations need to be seen. See your doctor promptly. All the best. ...Read more
Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, I don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! That is my flat-out answer! ...Read more
Tell us about it.: We would need to more information about your headache to help you determine a cause and treatment. Migraine? Sinus? Tension? Cluster? There are several types of headache, and they have different treatments and garner different levels of concern. How about a consult with one of us? We'd be happy to try to help. ...Read more
Protective secretion: Skin may become oily for a number of reasons. It has many small glands used to provide a thin covering of oil-like secretions often accumulated from proteins in the skin. This protects the skin from dehydration, bacteria and other elements. Depending on diet, health and genetics your skin may release more or less oil than the next person. ...Read more
Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read more