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Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Is it common for new borns head to get swollen up and could that cause future problem with the baby and what cause the head to swell up?

Coneheads or molding: Is a common consequence of delivery producing a lopsided or flattened skull and will even out over the first few weeks of life. A cephalohematoma is a bruise that forms during delivery and appears to be a puddle of fluid under the scalp but above the skull. This will resolve on its own as well but sometimes leads to some jaundice. You should bring this up at the baby's 7 day exam for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more than the other is it something serious?

Can TMJ cause the indent on the side of my head to be swollen? There uneven it's been like that for a while one side comes out more than the other is it something serious?

See a TMJ dentist: Possible displacement of the disk can cause harm to the joint. A TMJ work -up maybe recommended. The sooner the treatment, the better to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. What is the cause of it?

My 26 year old little brother shaved his head with clippers and got a sunburn and now his head is swollen. What is the cause of it?

Sunburn: Different degrees of burns can cause swelling, and even blisters, especially areas that are normally protected by the hair and would thus be more sensitive and likely to have swelling and blistering, etc. Have him see a dr. if it worsening. ...Read more

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Why does swollen turbinates cause pressure in head?

Why does swollen turbinates cause pressure in head?

Increase of pressure: Swollen turbinates can limit the flow of air/fluids in your maxillary sinus which can lead to an increase of sinus pressure. If your sinuses cannot drain properly then you will likely feel the effect that you are asking about. If you think that you may be developing a sinus infection see your doctor for verification and treatment. ...Read more

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At times the back of my neck feels swollen ans it's uncomfortable to bend my head the whole way back...what would cause this?

At times the back of my neck feels swollen ans it's uncomfortable to bend my head the whole way back...what would cause this?

Swelling in the neck: You could have aisle spasm in the back in the muscles or you could have some lymph nodes there. If it is lymph nodes you could feel them and there would be likely more than one. The muscle pain and spasm is most likely. Take Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and use cold and warm compresses for 20 mins a piece. With a 20-min break every hour and the pain should go away. Good luck, feel better' ...Read more

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The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

The glands under My chin and on my nech are achy and I feel they're swollen when I move/lower my head. I have a cold. Cause for concern?

May be: You may have a viral or bacteerial infecton. If your symptoms have been prresent for greater than 7 days, seek care for evaluation and possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

What can cause swollen submental lymph nodes under chin?

There are several: Possible causes, such as viral or bacterial infections, blockage of a salivary gland or even cancer. These lymph nodes typically swell from a problem within the mouth, the lips, the tongue or the skin nearby. Please see your doctor to have them evaluated. ...Read more

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Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

Can terminal meconium give a baby a blackeye and a swollen. Head that causes neonatal hyperbilirubinemia?

No: Terminal meconium is just evidence baby went through a period of stress in labor. Whatever caused the stress might account for some of what you describe. The worst outcome from terminal meconium happens if they inhale the poo into their lungs and get pneumonia. ...Read more

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My daughter came home from her dads with a fever and red swollen cheeks. What might this be caused by and how do I treat it? He gave her two different medicines within a very short time. We have a cool towel on her head now.

My daughter came home from her dads with a fever and red swollen cheeks. What might this be caused by and how do I treat it? He gave her two different medicines within a very short time.
We have a cool towel on her head now.

Fever : Fever and red cheeks make me immediately think of fifths disease — also known as "slapped cheeks disease". It is caused by a virus called parvovirus b19 and is a very common childhood illness. It is usually harmless and does not require treatment unless the child also has a chronic disease that can predispose them to anemia such as sickle cell anemia. It can also be a concern if a pregnant woman has been exposed to someone with fifths disease. Below I've linked to website with more in-depth information on fifths disease.

In the meantime, it's important to keep your child comfortable and watch for signs of a more serious infection. "Red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick — very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration -a purple rash, esp on the legs (a red lacy rash on the body is common with fifths disease) -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint As always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Swollen tastebuds on tongue, I have a head cold and sever sinusitis... can that cause it??? I'm worried

Viral infection: Various upper respiratory viruses typically cause swollen and painful tastbuds. The fact that you have congestion and sinusitis strongly suggests an upper respiratory viral infection that should resolve itself. If these symptoms continue for more than 2 weeks, your doctor might want to give you a trial of antibiotics in case a secondary bacterial infection is present. If not helpful, imaging ...Read more

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Can swollen turbinates cause head pressure and tightness?

Can swollen turbinates cause head pressure and tightness?

Swollen Turbinates: Hello. Yes, swollen turbinates can cause head pressure and tightness. The link would be nasal and thus sinus function. When the nasal passages are blocked by swollen turbinates, the ability for the nose to warm, clean and humidify the air we breathe reduces and we then have a higher risk for infection. A sinus infection commonly has symptoms of head pressure and tightness. Consider afrin x 5 days ...Read more

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Why does swollen turbinates cause head pressure & tightness in the head ?

Why does swollen turbinates cause head pressure & tightness in the head
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Sinus congestion?: The swelling undoubtedly involves all the linings of the nasal cavity, including sinuses, not only the turbinates. It's just that the turbinates are easy for the doctor to observe. Your "head pressure & tightness" probably are due to general congestion including sinuses. Try a decongestant spray like Afrin®, then discuss with your doctor if it doesn't help. ...Read more

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What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen? Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

What would cause the gland in my head near ear to be swolen?  Feeling fine and no other glands swollen

It depnds on its siz: You should monitor the size of your lymph gland. If it is less than 1.5 cm, it may not be anything to worry about. But if it is getting bigger and gets to be 2 cm or larger, then you should consult your doctor, as a biopsy may be desirable to find the cause. Nothing immediately to worry about, but check if it is growing over the next 1-2 months or not. ...Read more

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I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

Get attention: Good idea to visit your doctor, as you could have fractured a bone in the orbit which is affecting visual synchrony. An eye specialist may be needed, and X-rays seem indicated. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a swollen lymph node under my chin? It is not painful, however, sometimes it gets aggravated by swallowing. Is this worrisome?

What is the cause of a swollen lymph node under my chin? It is not painful, however, sometimes it gets aggravated by swallowing. Is this worrisome?

Probably not: Lymph nodes enlarge in response to inflammation since they are designed to help fight this. The oral cavity is a major source of minor inflammation/infection and a swollen lymph node is not surprising. If it remains small, is soft and non-tender, and you have no other symptoms it should resolve. If not, have it seen by your family doctor or an ent. ...Read more

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Can a fever blister cause a swollen lymph note under chin?

Can a fever blister cause a swollen lymph note under chin?

Not cause, but: They could be related in some way. The virus that expresses itself as a fever blister can prompt your lymph node to work hard to attack the intrusion (usually an infection) and the effort can cause the node to harden and/or enlarge a bit. Also, it can be two separate problems. In any case, an exam may be wise to treat either or both. Feel better soon! ...Read more

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If your nasal turbinates are swollen and cause head pressure is this a sign of a tumor in your head?

If your nasal turbinates are swollen and cause head pressure is this a sign of a tumor in your head?

Probably not: Most likely this is a sign of allergic infiltration and sinus inflammation. You could try allergy medications such as Zyrtec or Claritin and intranasal sprays such as Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone) for the symptoms. If you're not improving you should follow up with your doctor for further workup. ...Read more

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What may cause int swollen under chin nodes that impede breathing x 10+ yrs? Neg for HIV, lymes, cancer.

May need lymph node: May need lymph node biopsy if you have not had this. This may related to a systemic issue. This may be wise to see heamtology if you have not done that. This might also be submandibular gland swelling so an ENT physician can clarify that. ...Read more

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Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. Ie.flonase ...Read more

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My external occipital pre bone at the back of head is swollen and sore should I be worried and what are the causes 31 yrs old and healthy female?

My external occipital pre bone at the back of head is swollen and sore should I be worried and what are the causes 31 yrs old and healthy female?

Go see your Dr and: Get checked for inflammation, infection, presence of cyst/ fatty tumor, bone prominence etc. U may need to take antibiotics. Take care! ...Read more

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I've had for some years in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

I've had for some years in the back of my head right side a painful hard lump that once in a while becomes swollen & causes head-ache. What can it be?

This may be: The muscle overlying the greater occipital nerve just below the skull base. If it is tender to push on you might try using a heating pad. If it continues see either a neurologist or an old laryngologist. I used a steroid injection which often relieves the symptoms. ...Read more

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I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago. It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it. It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

I recently had my nerves burned 2 months ago.  It caused major pain in my neck and on the left side of my head, I can't even lay on it.  It shoots pain through to my eyes. My neck is swollen on the right side and shoots pain into my shoulder. I have scoli

Insufficient data: Please repost your question with an explanation of what having your nerves burned means. There is more than one way to interpret that statement which your post unfortunately completely fails to clarify. ...Read more

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Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Billions of lice in head, can cause rubbery hard swollen lymph node on right side of neck for more than one month?

Yes: Lice is a parasite infection. As such, lymph node swelling is expected, especially with such a large infestation. Get the lice treated and if the glands don't go down in 2 weeks, then see your internist. ...Read more

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What causes random swelling of the lymphnodes on my right? It "hurts" to my tounge. Only swollen on my throat and chin area

Random infections..: When lymph nodes swells up, it's from the infected areas or organs they draine .
Consult your doctor for evaluation and treatment . ...Read more