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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 babys soft spot is swollen she also has the flu what should i do?

My babys soft spot is swollen she also has the flu what should i do?

Emergency Room: Get your baby checked out immediately . The soft spot swelling on the head could mean increase in brain pressure. Best to get a full exam in person. Good luck ...Read more

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What could two soft lumps under the armpit mean? Only spot I feel swollen lymph nodes.

What could two soft lumps under the armpit mean? Only spot I feel swollen lymph nodes.

Cyst or lymph node: Lumps in the axillae/arm pit are usually sebaceous/glandular cysts or lymph nodes. The cysts will usually seem to be part of the skin or just below it. The cysts can also turn red and develop a pustular head that bursts, like a large pimple. Warm compress accelerates healing. The lymph nodes are deep, under the skin. Lymph nodes or progressive swelling needs evaluation by a primary care providr ...Read more

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What does white spot in babies stomach mean during 20 weeks ultrasound.?

What does white spot in babies stomach mean during 20 weeks ultrasound.?

Usually nothing.: Echogenic material in the fetal stomach is sometimes seen in prenatal ultrasound, but is usually of no clinical significance. This may be swallowed vernix caseosa, desquamed epithelial clumps, or metabolic products of subchorionic blood after a hemorrhagic episode. In the latter case, the fetal gastric debris is still not a problem in and of itself, rather a marker of a previously existing problem. ...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.

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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Why after a cat scatches you the spot gets swollen and itchy?

Why after  a cat scatches you the spot gets  swollen and itchy?

Histamine: Breaking the skin releases histamine which makes holes in the blood vessels to allow immune cells to go to the scratch. These immune cells fight the germs from the cat scratch. By the way, cat scratches can be truly nasty things with super bad infections. Be careful and watch for red streaks, hot, painful, swollen area. ...Read more

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My husband has a swollen spot just above his growing on the right side it is not swollen in the morning but by noon it is there is no pain when he touches it but is when he walks around for a while?

My husband has a swollen spot just above his growing on the right side it is not swollen in the morning but by noon it is there is no pain when he touches it but is when he walks around for a while?

Hernia?: Hard to say for sure because i'm not exactly sure where you mean, but this sounds suspicious for a hernia. He should go have it looked at to get a diagnosis. Hernias are corrected with surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a small swollen spot on the shaft of my penis what is it?

What to do if I have a small swollen spot on the shaft of my penis what is it?

Penile spot: This may be an infected hair follicle, a bite from an insect, an infection in sore skin. See your urologist fro diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a white spot/whitehead on my lip that wont 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 wont 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