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Doctor insights on: What Does It Mean If Your Baby Soft Spot On Head Gets Swollen

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Why is my baby's fontanel (soft spot) swollen?

Why is my baby's fontanel (soft spot) swollen?

Go to ED: If the fontanel is bulging it needs IMMEDIATE evaluation! Get off the computer and get your baby to a doctor. ...Read more

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My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

My newborn baby soft spot in head moves up n down like a pulse. is this normal?

Yes: A newborn's soft spot can often show slight pulsation. It is nothing to worry about. As long as your baby is otherwise well you can ignore this. ...Read more

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My 5 month olds soft spot on her head is slightly swollen but no other side affects aside from slight body heat and teething, should I worry?

My 5 month olds soft spot on her head is slightly swollen but no other side affects aside from slight body heat and teething, should I worry?

Fussy? Crying?: Is the baby fussy, crying uncontrollably? Is the baby lethargic and having a hard time staying awake? If none of those things, and the baby seems generally in good spirits, you can keep an eye on her. Happy alert babies are usually well babies. However, mom, it's always best to have her checked if you're worried. If the babies temp is over 102 you should call her doctor. ...Read more

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My 6month old is teething and has a temperature and swollen soft spot on her head, is this normal?

My 6month old is teething and has a temperature and swollen soft spot on her head, is this normal?

Baby Teeth: Would recommend baby ora jel placed on the gum. Small soft spot on the head has nothing to do with teeth, it is possible she may have hit her head . Slight elevation of temp is normal. ...Read more

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I have a swollen red spot on my penis right under the head. It has gotten bigger in the last two days. ?

I have a swollen red spot on my penis right under the head. It has gotten bigger in the last two days. ?

Tough to say!: See a doc. If you have had unprotected sex, it might be due to a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen, hard lump on the right side of the back of my head. There is no scales or liquid. Very itchy only on that swollen spot. What is it?

Itchy, swollen, hard lump on the right side of the back of my head.  There is no scales or liquid. Very itchy only on that swollen spot. What is it?

Sebaceous cyst: I suspect you have an inflamed cyst. This may need to be opened and drained. Please see your trusted doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a spot on my upper lip, it has swollen my lip. The spot now has a yellow head and is painful. What should I do?

I have a spot on my upper lip, it has swollen my lip. The spot now has a yellow head and is painful. What should I do?

Abscess?: If its fairly severe you should seek treatment for what sounds to me like an abscess. If it's quite small it may be the early stages of a cold sore before it becomes an open sore. ...Read more

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On my for arm theres a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

On my for arm theres a raised red spot that has a dark head and hurts really bad its red swollen has a head hurts and is really hard

See skin MD: I can't tell you exactly what you have. How long has it been there, has it enlarged, has it bled, are all important bits of information. Depending on these factors it could be an insect or tick bite, some kind of foreign body injury, or a skin tumor (benign or malignant). You should see a dermatologist asap to find out. This may require a biopsy or total removal for pathology examination. ...Read more

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Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today. ?

Itchy scalp, left swollen occipital and behind the right ear node and now sensitive light brown spot on left top of head today. ?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lymph nodes often swell in response to infection or inflammation. These gland may feel tender behind the ear or beneath the angle of the mandible. You may also feel tenderness beneath the chin. If the light brown spot has been sensitive for a short period, it will likely resolve on its own. It may simply be an abrasion or pustule. Give it time. If it fails to resolve, see derm doctor ...Read more