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Is there a way to reverse indentation on the forehead from kenalog (triamcinolone) injections?

Is there a way to reverse indentation on the forehead from kenalog (triamcinolone) injections?

SayIt'sAnOlWarInjury: There are artificial and semi-artificial "fillers" that can be injected in there but they last maybe 6 months or so and are expensive. There are some specialized procedures that involve transplanting some of your own fat into an area of defect. These all require an experienced, sensitive, "artistic" practitioner. Either those, or ask for a pound of flesh from whomever injected you and use some of that ...Read more

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9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead. Is that normal?

9 month old still has indentation/depression on top of head, behind forehead. Is that normal?

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

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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?

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?

Mgt: 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

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I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead?

Dent on forehead.: I have small round indentation size or a pencil erasor on my forhead? ANS: great time for a live video consult so I can look at it and give better idea. ...Read more

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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.

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.

No: No. Not if you have no symptoms. No pain. No headache. If you had any immediate symptoms, like headache, confusion, loss of consciousness - you should be checked by a doctor to make sure you didn't sustain any intracranial injury. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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I have a indentation on the right side of my head 3 inches above my ear and one inch forward. The indent is about 3 inches long what should I do?

Need more onformatio: You shouyld have it checked as we need more information, as to when did you notice it, is there any past history of head trauma and if it is cuasing any symptoms like pain etc. And it needs visual examination to tell if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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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

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Indentation in head. Moving and swelling and hair loss. Scared?

Indentation in head. Moving and swelling and hair loss. Scared?

Head Indentation: No idea what this is, you definitely need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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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 SLE and have developed a small indentation on the top of my head (not on both sides) and that spot is bald too.

The indentation: Was always there...the loss of hair is called "ALOPECIA AREATA" a condition associated with SLE!!

Hope this is helpful'
Dr Z ...Read more

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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.

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

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Do skinny people have higher foreheads?

Do skinny people have higher foreheads?

Not necessarily: The height of the forehead is more a function of hairline position and the length of the face. You do not have to be thin to have a high forehead. ...Read more

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Small ring of skin on forehead?

Small ring of skin on forehead?

See: See your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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How can I make my forehead not flat?

How can I make my forehead not flat?

No: For all intents and purposes, you are stuck with what you have. Find a counsellor to hepl you accept yourself. ...Read more

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Why does my forehead hurts to touch?

Unsure: Have you had any disorders such as herpes zoster that could cause neuralgia? See a doctor for care. ...Read more

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Why is my childs forehead so sloped?

Genetic: If the child is developing normally, then it is likely inherited. You need to have a look at the relatives on both sides of the family and you will likely see others with similar heads. ...Read more

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How long do knots on the forehead stay?

Not sure what u mean: I am not sure what you mean by "knots" on the forehead. Knot is a very vague term that doesn't describe anything that I'm familiar with. Do you mean a muscle spasm or a pimple or growth? ...Read more

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How can you make your forehead broader?

Other than complex: Craniofacial surgery, sometimes as we age, we lose the fat in the temple region, which can make the forehead look narrower. Sculptra or fat injections or dilute ha gel fillers can be used to restore this area. ...Read more

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Child fell on his forehead, what to do?

Child fell on his forehead, what to do?

Depends on age.: How old is the child and how far did he/she fall? Was there loss of consciousness? Is there bleeding? These questions need to be answered by your doctor in order to tell you what to do. If you haven't already done so, you should call your doctor. ...Read more

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Enormous knot on forehead, what is this?

Knot: Bruise? Lipoma? Etc? This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes facial spasms in the forehead?

What causes facial spasms in the forehead?

Spasms: Facial nerve irritability. Decrease caffeine intake, reduce stress, get rest, massage forehead and temporal muscles ...Read more

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I have short forehead....Is it abnormal...?

No: No more than a high forehead. Just means that your hair comes down low. ...Read more

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What could cause a frequently hot forehead?

What could cause a frequently hot forehead?

? Liver Heat Rising": If you have a quick temper this could be associated with the traditional chinese medicine concept of " liver heat rising" which can be treated through acupuncture. ...Read more

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Why do my forehead hurt when I bend forward.

Why do my forehead hurt when I bend forward.

Sinus: Among others, depending on the acuity of you symptoms as well as other symptoms, you may have sinus disease that can cause discomfort per change in position. In other words, fluid accumulation in little pouches above you eyes- frontal sinuses. Try to see what happens if you lie on a side for few minutes. See your doc if symptoms no better in few days. ...Read more

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Dent in forehead ftom blow, will heal, somewhat?

Forehead trauma: Generally blows to the forehead heal well. However, the "blow" was caused by what? In addition, did you lose consciousness or experience any neurological event? Where any x-rays scanning performed? Images ...Read more

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What are tests that can be done on your forehead?

Forehead: You really need to more specific about what you are looking for and what is bothering you. ...Read more

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Centre of my forehead is paining what could it be?

Many possibilities: With such limited information, you could have a headache, pain from an injury, sinus pressure, or a central neurologic issue. See primary care doctor to sort this out and refer to specialist after. ...Read more

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Can elatrol 50 mg cause tingeling in the forehead?

Not likely: It is most like likely to cause fatigue of drowsiness. I have never seen this medication cause localized tingling. ...Read more

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My left forehead side blinking some time how cause?

Blepharospasm: We call this blepharospasm. Unfortunately, we don't find the cause more than 1/2 the time, and when we do, we cannot usually do anything about it. You need to see a neurologist. This is treated with botox. Please read about it. ...Read more

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Its hot outside but my forehead is cold why is this?

Perspiration: After you sweat, the liquid in the skin surface acts as a coolant, and therefore makes you feel a bit colder on purpose. ...Read more