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Doctor insights on: Small Bumps On Baby Skin

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There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

There are small red bumps all over my baby's skin. Will they go away on their own?

Yes: Newborns often have a red rash, which may be bumpy or even look like little pimples, called "erythema toxicum." sounds scary, but means nothing and will go away on its own. Heat rash can cause little red bumps. If you're not sure of the cause, have your doc take a look. (especially if they have any other symptoms.). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Benign baby skin bumps?

What is the definition or description of: Benign baby skin bumps?

Baby skin bumps: Benign baby skin bumps are elevations on the outer -most tissue of the baby's body which are not considered serious. ...Read more

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Could benign baby skin bumps be the cause of breathlessness?

Could benign baby skin bumps be the cause of breathlessness?

I doubt it: I seriously doubt it, but your breathlessness should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Have him seen: If they are really pus filled bumps tha can be infection and it would be best if you had him seen to see what he needs to improve. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

I have a small red bump on my forearm that I popped and it scarred into a flat baby pink piece of skin. Now my other arm developed one. What is it & h?

Not sure: We're limited in this forum in trying to diagnose a problem with a limited amount of information. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor. HealthTap Prime will let you upload a picture of your arms that could help with a diagnosis. Also, risk factors (tick bites, exposure to sun / pests / etc) could be discussed. In any case, most of the time, you don't want to "pop" any blister intentionally. ...Read more

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Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Small non itchy skin colored bumps on 10 months old baby's body. Is it due to dryness or related to teething? No new food was introduced.

Not to teething: I would recommend visiting your child's doctor to evaluate this. Teething should not cause a rash on a remote part of the body. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

What does it mean when a baby's skin breaks out in small red bumps all over? Kinda like an allergic reaction.

Infantile eczema: Allergies, rule out change in detergents or food consumption. Baby eczema (infant eczema or atopic dermatitis) appears in about 10% to15% of children. It shows up as patches of red skin.Skin is almost always itchy, dry, and rough. Dry skin, irritants, and allergens causes. Usually outgrow condition. Treatment with daily warm baths, not hot, no bubble baths, soaps, use moisturizer on skin after bath. ...Read more

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Baby boy has penile adhesion. Per doc, been pulling back and Vaseline. Now notice small skin bump/tag next to urethra. Normal anatomy? Or concern?

Baby boy has penile adhesion. Per doc, been pulling back and Vaseline. Now notice small skin bump/tag next to urethra. Normal anatomy? Or concern?

Due to traction: Skin bump next to the urethra could be normal. However I do recommend that you snap a picture of it and show it to either your physician or contact one of us and we can digitally review the image.
Likely from the traction you are applying, which is good. ...Read more

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I have a small bump on my head should I be worried?

I have a small bump on my head should I be worried?

Depends on DX: Depending on the diagnosis, the bump may be benign or need investigating (biopsy/removal). Relatively impossible to tell you over the computer. Best you get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Small bump on top left side of head?

Small bump on top left side of head?

HEAD BUMP: How long have you had it? How small? Does it hurt? Does it itch? It might be a small cyst. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on back of heels under skin what are they?

I have small bumps on back of heels under skin what are they?

Piezogenic papules: Nothing to worry about. Many people have them. They are called piezogenic papules and are small herniations of the heel fat pad. No treatment is necessary. ...Read more

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Why does my baby has tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

Why does my baby has tiny bumps in her head and what can I use for them so it can go away?

What kind of tiny...: ...Bumps?

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

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How do you know if baby head bump is serious and should be checked out? 9 month old fell off bed.

How do you know if baby head bump is serious and should be checked out? 9 month old fell off bed.

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

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How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.

How long should it take for bump on a baby's head to go down after falling? Mine is 20 months old.

The bump: Or hematoma as we call it, can last for 1-2 weeks. Sometimes it gets slightly worse before it gets better. If the child is acting normally, and not vomiting uncontrollably, she should be fine. If she starts doing those things, call your pediatrician. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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A small bump that appear then disappears between my chest under my skin. Something to be worried about?

A small bump that appear then disappears between my chest under my skin. Something to be worried about?

Probably not: Anything to "worry" about, like cancer, but it could be a sebaceous cyst, which is common in this area, and can come and go in size. They can sometimes get infected however, and that would be painful, but not life threatening. Next time you are at your doctor's office, have it looked at to be certain. ...Read more

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I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

I have had a small pea size hard bump on the back of my head for years now all of a sudden it hurts to touch?

Sebaceous cyst?: As per the previous answers both sebaceous cysts and lipomas are common and can become inflamed/painful but impossible to give a definite answer without examination. Your doctor if not sure after examination may need to refer you for scans to clarify. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have two different small bumps on my head the don't itch or anything. But I pick and then they bleed profusely. What's up?

I have two different small bumps on my head the don't itch or anything. But I pick and then they bleed profusely. What's up?

Scalps bleed: The scalp has a large blood supply to help the body cool down. So if it's injured, say by picking at it, it will bleed more than might be expected. As for what might the bumps might be, it's anyone's guess without a good photo. Have them looked at by a doctor preferably a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

I have a small hard bump on my head that is really painful, I didn't hit my head it has been there for a while but now it hurts a lot.?

Cystic lesion: Most likely an infected cystic lesion like a sebaceous cyst or could be an ingrown hair follicle - unlikely to be a malignant lesion but it would be wise to have it examined and probably removed. ...Read more

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My five year old has some small bumps a cluster of them that some times itch they are offten the color of skin but sometimes get a pink color?

My five year old has some small bumps a cluster of them that some times itch they are offten the color of skin but sometimes get a pink color?

Rash: Bring your 5 yo to his pediatrician to have it diagnosed. When it comes to any rash, seeing is best to make a diagnosis. If his doctor is stunned, he will most probably recommend you to a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Woke up with a small bump on the back of my head, it hurt as if I had bumped my head, even though I cannot remember doing it. What could it be?

Woke up with a small bump on the back of my head, it hurt as if I had bumped my head, even though I cannot remember doing it. What could it be?

Head bump: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a scalp cyst, which are very common, or you may have bumped it and just forgot, and now have a small bruise/bump there. If the latter, it should resolve, if other causes and it doe not resolve, then get the area evaluated and examined. Good luck. ...Read more