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Doctor insights on: Small White Bumps On Child's Face

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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 child has small bumps that come and go on her face, back, and legs. What is that called? May they be a cure for it?

My child has small bumps that come and go on her face, back, and legs. What is that called? May they be a cure for it?

See doctor: It may be eczema or heat rash, but there is no way to say accurately what it is without actually seeing it. Your child's pediatrician can diagnose it when he/she sees to bumps. ...Read more

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10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

10 year old child scalp hurts when touched or brushed in certain area. Face turns red 30 mins. Small bump in scalp. Drs have no clue?

Needs work up: Could be fungal infection of the scalp, folliculitis, etc. Needs KOH prep of the scalp skin scraping from affected areas. Based on the diagnosis treatment can be advised, I am hoping he was seen by a dermatologist. ...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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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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What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

What lotion is good for a baby's face that doesn't cause small bumps or pimples?

Under the age of 6mo: We don't even recommend sunscreen as anything put on baby's skin can cause allergic reaction, acne etc. Baby's skin has natural moisturizer. If skin is really dry I would see dermatologist for treatment options and likely diagnosis. ...Read more

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Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n

Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n

You: You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...Read more

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After a child bumps their head and has knot what r the dos and donts?

After a child bumps their head and has knot what r the dos and donts?

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

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If child falls and hits his head, how long does it take for a bump to show up?

If child falls and hits his head, how long does it take for a bump to show up?

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

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When would doctors order CT scans when a child bumps his head?

When would doctors order CT scans when a child bumps his head?

For symptoms: Children sustain minor head "bonks" all the time. A cat scan is only necessary if the child has had prolonged vomiting afterward, exhibits neurological changes (seizure, weakness, persistent loss of consciousness), or if the cause of the trauma was severe (fall from height, high speed injury, etc). Also if the child has blood behind the eardrum or nasal drainage after the injury. ...Read more

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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)?

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

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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?

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

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What would be red little bumps on a child's face near the nose?

What would be red little bumps on a child's face near the nose?

It's difficult to: Tell without seeing it. It could be impetigo, which is a bacterial skin infection, could be a contact rash or eczema, could be caused by a virus. Please take him/her to his/her doctor to be properly diagnosed. ...Read more

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What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

What could the cause be for a 9 year old child to have little whitehead bumps on his face?

Milia: Milk bumps most likely. Avoid trying to open them. They will likely pass. While a resident, I was trained to "ask the grandmother" if you don't know the rash. There is a lot of truth here. ...Read more

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My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

My child (4) has 7 tiny red bumps on her face they started 3 days ago and slowly a few more each day there is none inside her mouth or anywhere else?

Have the doc see it.: Children get so many types of rashes and skin lesions. They can be due to allergies, illness, or any number of things. Think if there have been any new foods, soaps, shampoos, detergents, etc in her life. Best is to have her pediatrician check her out to make sure that it is not a rash associated with any other type of condition. Many times, a rash's origin cannot be traced. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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If a child has a few large bumps hard with a white head on it on parts of the body and flat bister on the feet red, sore, ?

If a child has a few large bumps hard with a white head on it on parts of the body and flat bister on the feet red, sore, ?

Rash in kids: Rash with white tense surface could be fluid filled and given the child has a sore on the foot, it would be best to have the child seen by the pediatrician. Did ur child have fever with the rash or before it? Some rash is difficult to diagnose without seeing it. How old is ur child? Did he/she get the chicken pox vaccine? All these are imp. 2 know beefore gviign any answers. ...Read more