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Small White Bumps On Child's Face
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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?
My 2 y.O fell off couch into our baby safety gate face first. I left the room for minute. He has a small bump on his forehead. Nose and chin red. His bro told me. Should I worry about concussion?
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
Dermatology or pediatrition only please. 5 wk old baby redness and small tiny bumps on face and a little on neck. Acne? What else? Treatment?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Child developed bumps on his face around his mouth and on his legs after coming in contact with our xmas tree. Is that unusual that it wasn't all ove?
No: I would guess he had the most contact in his mouth area. Continued contact could result in the rash spreading... ...Read more
Fever x2d sore throat, muscle aches, red bumps on face&few on palms&roof of mouth&tonsils, itching on arms and back w no bumps a child in house has HFMD
Exposed to HFMD: You could have this viral illness but not wise to diagnose yourself so please get examined ...Read more
No: Newborns have several types of normal rashes. Erythema toxicum is a rash that looks like flea bites and moves around the body. Nothing needs to be done. Little white milk bumps or milia are like whiteheads and fade with time as you wash the skin. Baby acne looks like little pimples and can be on the face and chest. A warm washcloth to clean is all that is needed. It improves with time. ...Read more
Depends: There are different kinds of bumps and rash. There isn't one treatment for all of them-- it depends on what the bumps are. Usually, though, bumps on a young baby's face don't require any treatment at all. Get an exam with your pediatrician to see what the bumps are and what you ought to do next. ...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
Visual DX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
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