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Swollen Forehead Symptoms
I have sinus infection symptoms currently, but in addition to pain behind forehead and eyebrow, I swear my eyebrow is swollen. Does this happen?
Yes, can be serious:
Swelling of the forehead can happen from infection of the frontal sinuses.
Recurrent difficulty with frontal sinus infections can be more serious than other sinuses.
If you have swelling or tenderness of the frontal forehead region with a sinus infection, should see a physician for examination, possible X-ray, and antibiotics ...Read more
Would toddler have symptoms w/ skull fracture? He bump heads w/bro. There's a soft red swollen bump on forehead for 3 days. Touch doesn't bother him.
But our design is protective here. The forehead in toddlers is thicker than other parts of the skull and if he shows no signs of altered behavior nor illness it is probably O.K.
Make his brother stop roughing him up. ...Read more
Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing can increase the pressure the size of the forehead veins. This is not a sign of aneurysm. ...Read more
I have a small movable lump on lower left head slightly from the back center, I don't have any symptoms, its just felt that my left side is more swollen than the right one?
BetterGetItChecked: It may be a cyst or a lipoma (fatty tumor)But we can not say exactly what it is without examination. I suggest you have it checked by your doctor to make the diagnosis and to know if it needs to be incised ...Read more
Sinius infection causes what symptoms, cause my right side of face hurts and is swollen and hurts to put my head downwards?
See your MD: Be evaluated by your md or an ENT (ear, nose and throat doctor ...Read more
My 8 month son fell off the bed and hit his head above the ear. It is swollen and feels soft. He has no other symptoms. Do I take him to the hospital?
Not if: He is acting no normally, eating normally, responding normally, not crying all the time out of the ordinary, not lethargic, not vomiting. Arouses normally if disturbed. If these things are worrisome get checked out. Try putting frozen peas on his bump. It should help the swelling. ...Read more
3 swollen glands on back if head really tender slight temp don't feel ill or any other symptoms they just appeared any thoughts.?
I have swollen lymph nodes in the neck one under left of chin and one in back of head right side don't have any symptoms had them for about 3 months?
Monitoring Centers: Lymphatic system absorbs/carries things too big to go into the arteries/veins like bacteria eaten by white cells and digested food. Lymph nodes "taste" the lymph for anything bad like bacteria/viruses/cancers, etc. When it detects a problem, it alerts the immune system and your body reacts. They enlarge in response to the inflammation they create when they react. They shrink when all is well. ...Read more
Penis swollen at shaft after masturbation. To the point were the skin is tight around the head. No other symptoms Feels like its retracted into scrotum?
Type of phimosis: Can occur after vigorous masturbation, either from swollen foreskin if uncircumcised, or swollen penile shaft skin if it could be pushed over glans. Swollen skin aound head of penis could give feeling opens retracted into scrotum. Should resolve after skin swelling has subsided. ...Read more
My external occipital protoreal bone back of my head is lil swollen and sore could it be caused by wisdom tooth coming in no other symptoms healthy 31?
Highly Unlikely: That sounds highly unlikely. But, there's one sure way to find out...Just have your wisdom teeth removed (which you probably should have done anyway), and see what happens to your swelling. If the swelling persists, it's obviously not related. In any case, any swelling which lasts longer than a few days should be checked anyway, so have that lump looked at regardless of your wisdom teeth. ...Read more
11 mth old swollen nodes on back of head at neck for 2 weeks. Went down 1 day & came back. No fever or other symptoms. Bug bites on head. Call doc?
Last two months symptoms: tight/tingling shoulders, tight/tingling neck, headache (band type), swollen head. Tmj w/swollen lymph nodes for last 2 wks?
See your PCP: It is important to make an accurate diagnosis to ensure that the correct treatment is given. See your doctor for consultation, tests and diagnosis. ...Read more
Son has swollen nodes back of head behind ear neck + groin 6mnths doctor reffered to pediatrictian it 6 week wait shuld I be worried no other symptoms
Male. Swollen lymph nodes under both armpits, one hurts, one doesn't. Head cold symptoms. Otherwise, no fever, no other symptoms. Unprotectedoral sx?
Please see your doctor. He/she will ask you a few questions, examine you, and order lab tests.
Examining your lymph nodes is critical.
Whether or not the doctor (s) will do anything to the nodules is not certain.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Chronic sinusitis & tooth extraction 2 mths ago. Face swollen, head/ear pain, cold symptoms, temp. Seen Drs recently. Should I see again or self-treat?
2 avenues: See Oral Surgeon to evaluate extraction site. See ENT to evaluate sinus. Sounds like infection, and that requires more than OTCs. ...Read more
I'm experiencing night sweats and head aches with decreased appetite swollen lymph nodes not sure it relates to thyroid condition, new symptoms?
As above: With these symptoms u need to see your PCP for evaluation and work up. ...Read more
Surgery x6 yrs ago for chronic sinusitis. Resolved symptoms but get bad lightheaded for days at time. Head CT showed no swollen sinsuses. Normal on exam. Use neti pot daily. Can sinuses/ears cause be ruled out?
Seems so: Obviously relying on your information here. Seems that the data argues against any further sinus disease. Should start looking elsewhere. ...Read more
I had swollen eye for 4days last week now a sore lump on same eyelid not spot/head teeth also hurt with bad breath. Chalzion? And are symptom related??
Probably not: But the space provided to properly describe your symptoms is limited. You need to see 2 practitioners ASAP. You need to see a Physician, preferably an Ophalmologist, who may in turn request Dental and/or ENT consults. You need to see a Dentist, who may in turn request an ENT consult. ...Read more
Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?
Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more
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I just noticed a swollen spot on the right side of my forehead. It's not painful, but it scares me. What should I do?
Watch it closely: Keep an eye on it. Likely a simple papule. It may develop a white central piece which would be best treated with some lemon juice, and warm compress. Otherwise likely a bug bite if it itches. Hard to say without any pics also. Can use some over counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cortisone cream ...Read more
Sometimes the body might react when it is in touch with chemicals, and an inflammatory reaction develops.
This shows itself as swelling of the site of contact with the skin
Usually it settles in few days
But... you need to seek medical attention if you get worsening symptoms of swelling of your mouth or trouble breathing or body rash, or if swelling gets worse or you start feeling unwell. ...Read more
Swelling: Hello, there are many reasons for swelling in these areas. One possibly being allergy. The best bet would be to review your exposures, anything new (like detergents, skin or hair care products, foods). Review these with your doctor. Medication and testing may be in order. ...Read more