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My son had unexplained bruising to his forehead (5 small red marks) appear straight after lumber puncture - he's on trimethoprim daily? Any ideas?

My son had unexplained bruising to his forehead (5 small red marks) appear straight after lumber puncture - he's on trimethoprim daily? Any ideas?

Allergic to sulfa: If this is a rash after starting Trimethoprm it could be a drug rash
Stop medicine and call your doctor to change the antibiotics ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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My son is on trimethoprim daily. Started on 0.6ml from when he was born. And now at 1.2ml. He had a lumber puncture procedure - he came out with unexplained bruising:red marks o his forehead (5 finger print marks) Do you think the trimethoprim could

My son is on trimethoprim daily. Started on 0.6ml from when he was born. And now at 1.2ml. He had a lumber puncture procedure - he came out with unexplained bruising:red marks o his forehead (5 finger print marks) Do you think the trimethoprim could

No other bruises?: If there are no other bruises nor little blood spots to suggest a problem of bruising-easily or bleeding-easily, and if a child just came back from an lumbar puncture, one possible explanation is that the clinicians had to hold a child tightly in order to safely do a lumbar puncture; which can explain fingerprints or handprints. They don't want a little kid to move at all during a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

44 yr female, pain in right hand, head, face shoulder & neck. Unexplained bruising on right leg, foot and arm.

Seek consultation: This constellation of symptoms should be evaluated as soon as possible to rule out any complicating condition that may be prolonging your recovery or those that might be more serious. Additional information is needed. Please see your primary care physician who will know more about your medical history and can make an accurate diagnosis. You do not want to ignore these symptoms. ...Read more

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I have occipital neuralgia, ddd & scoliosis. Very likely have eds type iv. Base of head feels like a vice & unexplained bruising behind r ear.? Help? I have ferrous metal clips-mri? Chiari?

I have occipital neuralgia, ddd & scoliosis. Very likely have eds type iv. Base of head feels like a vice & unexplained bruising behind r ear.? Help? I have ferrous metal clips-mri? Chiari?

Need a good doctor: With multiple medical problems like yours, you need to find a good primary care doctor like a family doctor or an internist who can be the captain of your (health) ship! ...Read more

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I have depression and anxiety and immune disorder called behcets. I got a bruise on my forehead after a bad panic attack and not sure why it's there.?

I have depression and anxiety and immune disorder called behcets. I got a bruise on my forehead after a bad panic attack and not sure why it's there.?

Behcet's Disease: Bruise or red, raised nodule? Bottom line is that I do not know why you developed a bruise after a panic attack. Some people may develop welts in response to anxiety - but don't know the cause of your bruise. ...Read more

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How to correctly treat a bruise on the forehead?

How to correctly treat a bruise on the forehead?

Ice: Upon injury icing will help reduce bruising and inflammation. Once a bruise has formed them warm compresses may help your body gradually clear it up. Forehead bruises can also lead to the common "black eye" or "shiner". ...Read more

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Any way to make bruise on forehead go away faster?

Any way to make bruise on forehead go away faster?

Takes time: Usually icing the bruise initially for first 24 hrs then followed by warmth or heat to help reduce bruise faster. ...Read more

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My son got a large bruise on his forehead three years ago due to injury but the area is still slightly discolored. Can we do anything to fix it?

My son got a large bruise on his forehead three years ago due to injury but the area is still slightly discolored. Can we do anything to fix it?

No: There's still some iron in the scar underneath the skin. It will probably disappear after a few more years. I treat combat sports participants, and these old marks may be a source of pride. I am glad Junior recovered. Get him checked once as a teen for hemochromatosis. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

What to do if I have a cold feeling in my forehead and it hurts like a bruise?

Cold feeling: Sounds like minor focal neuralgia of 1st branch of trigeminal nerve. Try hot moist compresses and ibuprofen. See PCP if persists, may be indication for neuron tin ...Read more

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Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Please advise what is the best way to bring down a swelling or bruise on childs forehead?

Apply ice.: Immediately after the injury, apply an ice pack to the area, on and off for 10 minutes at a time for a few hours. There will probably still be swelling and bruising, which will go away after a couple of days, but the ice will help somewhat. If it doesn't, you should have your child seen by a doctor. If there is vomiting or loss of consciousness, you should also see a doctor. ...Read more

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Swelling on top part of forehead is still soft on toddlers forehead. Swealling has come down since 5 days ago. Is soft bruise okay?

Swelling on top part of forehead is still soft on toddlers forehead. Swealling has come down since 5 days ago. Is soft bruise okay?

Evaluation: You should Take him to his pediatrician to be evaluated and have blood test (PT, PTT, CBC) and may CT of head to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more

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Please help! I have a bruise/scab in the middle of my forehead how do I cover it up?

Please help! I have a bruise/scab in the middle of my forehead how do I cover it up?

Find out what it is: I would see your physician to see what the bruise or scab is on your forehead before you use a concealer. ...Read more

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I got sunspot in my forehead and now they look like bruises, what can I do to take them out?

I got sunspot in my forehead and now they look like bruises, what can I do to take them out?

See a doctor: Either a plastic surgeon or dermatologist would best be able to evaluate you and if in fact you have sunspots, there are options including certain types of chemical peels, skin lightening creams. Etc. But see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have a possible m.s. Diagnosis and when I touch my forehead it feels really sore like it's bruised but there's nothing there?

I have a possible m.s. Diagnosis and when I touch my forehead it feels really sore like it's bruised but there's nothing there?

See doc: I think it is unlikely related to the MS but more likely to muscle tension, trauma, or less likely sinusitis. See doctor if this problem persists. ...Read more

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My one year old hits her head when she's mad...Now she has a bruise on her forehead but she's acting completely normal...Should I be worried?

Head Injury: She needs a visit with her pediatrician and perhaps a therapist. But, acutely, the child needs to be seen only if she is not arousable from sleep or begins throwing up. ...Read more

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I've got bruising on my temple as well as on the top of my forehead, I haven't banged it.

See provider: Unexplained bruising needs to be evaluated to make sure that there are not any underlying bleeding problems. Schedule an appt with your provider to look into this. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

Ice it, if she'll: Let you. Avoid warm water on it. If she had no laceration or loss of consciousness, there's not much else you can or need to do. The bruise may spread to more dependent areas, but a large bruise under the lining of the bone sometimes can't resorb enough to avoid local calcification, or a " hard lump" as it heals. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

My 3 year old daughter hit her forehead on cornor of door. Bid bump and instant bruise what should I do?

Ice and love: As long as the skin is intact, all you need to do is put cold compresses or ice pack on the area. Monitor for any symptoms such as severe headache, recurrent vomiting or her complaining she is seeing funny (visual disturbance). Otherwise, just giving her a big kiss on her head and cuddling with her and reading to her is good therapy. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a red bump on the forehead does not become blue over time? So, it's not a bruise?

What does it mean when a red bump on the forehead does not become blue over time? So, it's not a bruise?

Can be many things: A red bump on the forehead can be many things, most of which ate benign but some of which are potentially worrisome. See a doctor to get evaluated particularly if the lesion bleeds often, grows bigger, or feels firm and attached to underlying skin. ...Read more

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Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Bruised feeling on forehead when I press it and sharp stabbing pains that come go. Water sensation in forehead hurts when cold air hits it?

Neuropathic: Sounds like neuropathic pain from your supraorbital nerve. Possible some type of "tic de la roux" which is a specific neuropathic condition that can respond to medications. Although in that distribution could very well be irritated nerve. ...Read more

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Bruising (Definition)

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