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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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Sat for 2h in dentist chair, pushed back head with shoulder. After 2d back head swollen and hurts the spot now for 5 days. How long will this last?

Sat for 2h in dentist chair, pushed back head with shoulder. After 2d back head swollen and hurts the spot now for 5 days. How long will this last?

Shoulder?: I don't know what you mean by "pushed head back with shoulder". Your head should not be swollen at all. Have your MD examine your head. ...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 there's 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 there's 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

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My baby is having a swellen red spot on her left ear. It is there on her at 4mnth after her birth. She is now 1yr old. It is spreading slowly.

May be birthmark: There are some "birthmarks" that emerge in the first few months on the skin surface. A common one is composed of a jumbled collection of capillaries that grow faster than the kid until about a year then slow to gradually shrink down by the 4-5th birthday. These are blood red, just under the skin & can have a stain quality or be rough. Your doc can tell you foor sure. ...Read more

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I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

I got 1 red bumpy swollen & itchy spot that look like a mosquito bite but then got a white head & next thing I knew I got 8 more on my legs. Help!?

Ant bites?: Looks like they could be fire ant bites (recall if you were bare footed outdoors)
You may take OTC Loratadine once a day for the itching and apply Caladryl or Calamine to the foot, as well as cold compresses. ...Read more

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Sensitive spot on my head, should I have this checked I have an 1-1/4 long linear swollen sensitive spot above my left ear and temple, it almost feels like a vein, it's also sensitive to the touch but not extremely painful. I've had a cold with a hacki

Sensitive spot on my head, should I have this checked I have an 1-1/4 long linear swollen sensitive spot above my left ear and temple, it almost feels like a vein, it's also sensitive to the touch but not extremely painful. I've had a cold with a hacki

Unfortunately,: Unfortunately, I think you should have this spot checked out sooner rather than later. From your description, you could have the beginnings of temporal arteritis. Temporal arteritis is the inflammation of medium sized arteries of the head and neck - classically seen in the artery over the temple. This disease can cause damage to the blood vessels that supply the head and neck and can affect blood flow in these areas. 40% of people will also have respiratory complaints such as a dry cough with this. Below I've linked to a site with information on this temporal arteritis. Give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Dr says I have a virus tonsils are super swollen one white spot on tonsil sore head and neck dr says to ride it out what can I do to help it?

Symptomatic care: Antibiotic therapy is most beneficial for hastening resolution of symptoms if instituted within the first two days of illness if you have a + strep test. If your symptoms are persisting you may need to return for reevalution. Also consider testing for mono.
If you want some relief from the pain of sore throat, you can take pain medicine that you can get without a prescription. ...Read more

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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??

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

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I have a white spot/whitehead on my lip that won't go on my lip and at the minute the lip is swollen. What should I do.

I have a white spot/whitehead on my lip that won't go on my lip and at the minute the lip is swollen. What should I do.

Cold sore?: You may have a cold sore (Herpes labalis). For information on this see > http://bit. Ly/1EWvFIB If the swelling is severe or your not sure it's a cold sore consult your physician or a Health Tap physician for an online consultation. ...Read more

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Is a 7 month old babies soft spot on top of their head noticeable when their hair is wet?

Anterior fontanelle: Should be easy to feel by gently touching with the soft part of the fingertips whether wet or dry. It usually closes at around a year of age, but the timing is quite variable. ...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?

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

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What would a reddish swollen spot on the lower lip that feels dry be?

What would a reddish swollen spot on the lower lip that feels dry be?

Precise diagnosis: Will require a picture/seeing it. A range of conditions include cold sore/herpes simplex, canker sore, even lip cancer. It could simply be blood vessel swelling from an unrecognized trauma. You can watch and see what happens for a few days, keep it moisturized, but if persists 7-10 days, consider a visit to your Doctor/Dermatologist of sending a picture consult to HealthTap. ...Read more

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My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

My 5 month old babies head is swollen above her ear?

Get baby evaluated: Any history of recent trauma? Did the baby bump her head at some point in the past 24 hrs? How is the baby acting? Any vomiting? Given the baby's young age and that fact that their is swelling on her head and without more specifics I feel you should have her evaluated immediately in the ED. ...Read more

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I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! What could it be?

I have had this spot in my mouth for about 4 days and cheek is swollen! What could it be?

No idea: Your question gives me absolutely no information. It's like me telling you I have a spot on my car, fix it. Be more descriptive and perhaps someone can help you. ...Read more

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Large acne spot underneath eye that looks swollen. What should I do?

Large acne spot underneath eye that looks swollen. What should I do?

See eye doc: You need to see your eye doc. Please place heat pack over the eye lid and wash your lashes with baby shampoo. You may need treatment pls do not try to pop it. It may cause a bad infection around your eye. ...Read more

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Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?

Bug bite: red spot, skin around it is pink and swollen. So how can you tell if it's infected or not?

Bug bite: If it is itchy, then probably it is not infected. If it is painful, then it could be infected or could be a spider bite, either way see a doctor. ...Read more