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What Should I Do If My Baby Falls Down And Bumps His Head So Hard It Bleeds
My 8 month old baby has two tiny little ball like thing on the back of his head what could they be it doesn't seem to bother him should I be worried?
Why does my son bang his head and should I be concerned. Sometimes he hurts himself when doing it. Wat do I do to get him to stop?
Positive ignoring: Head banging is just an amplification of early infant fussing.It peaks in preverbal years .I've never heard or seen a head banger with a real head injury. This likely caught on when he noticed it grabbed your attention.If you ignore it(don't lock eyes), watching him out of peripheral vision, for safety, it should fade over time.Teaching some sign language may help with the frustration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several cues: The kid who is not knocked out, disoriented or confused @ the time of the injury is probably fine. Confusion or repeated episodes of vomiting in the hours after trauma deserve a look over by the dr.Kids under 8 can be allowed to nap on their regular schedule, with you checking in on occasion.They wake up and barf with a change of status.Any change in personality deserves a visit. ...Read more
My 15 month old is constantly falling and bumping his head pretty hard everytime. He just gets way ahead himself. Should I be concerned with head injury?
Maybe: Toddlers fall and bump their heads all the time. Most of the time it just helps them learn not to fall and bump their heads. If a child does it excessively though, or is doing it repeatedly with enough force to cause significant injury (more than just bump, cry, then go back to playing), then an evaluation of gross motor skills and/or neurologic development might be warranted from your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If the baby: Is injured please seek medical evaluation.Get a more detailed answer ›
My baby fell down the bed on his head.and a small swallow appeared on his head.but he didnt sleep or vomit. is it dangerous?what should I do plz help
Fall in child: The criteria to look for is what type of floor, tile/ marble-stone, or carpet, how far was the fall 6 inches or > 30 inches, how old is child. How is child behaving normal or sleepy. was there loss of consciousness- even for a second? I am not sure what "swallow" is , if a depression in the skull definitely check it out. I recommend checking out the child in ER/urgent care to be sure ...Read more
My daughter almost 10 months. Her umbilical hernia at times becomes hard and seems to bother her. How do I know when I should take her to the er?
Incarcerated hernia: When a hernia becomes 'incarcerated' (strangled, trapped), immediate medical attention is necessary. Incarcerated hernias are very painful, firm, discolored (red, purple or black) and can not be reduced (pushed back in) with gentle manipulation by the hand. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?
Be patient : It is difficult and sometimes dangerous to force your baby to sleep in certain positions, the best you can do is to make the crib safe, use good sleep hygiene techniques - cool bedroom, quiet area to sleep, no super late feedings, same routine before bed to quiet baby down every night, a lot of patience, and review your baby's head shape with your pediatrician regularly. Helmets are NOT good idea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bad habit: Probably not harmful. Might consider so unselling if it is a compulsion & you would like to stop but can't. ...Read more
Son has a cysts on top of his hand. Does not bother him. It moves up and down when he makes a fist. Should I be worried?
Ganglion Cyst: Ganglion cysts are soft tissue lumps that arise on the hands and wrist. They are harmless and often disappear on their own. Follow up with your doctor to confirm diagnosis. More about ganglion cysts: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/ganglion_cyst#1 ...Read more
My son has a bump or lump on the back of his head (occipital bone) it seems to come and go away. It does not hurt when he touches it. Should i be worr?
Simple vs serious: Our bodies always have things that grow and change. Skin, fat, muscle, lymph nodes, bones, can change shape, get larger, more prominent due to many factors. The vast majority are not cancer but simply unusual growths like fatty tumors, cysts, skin tags, moles, etc. Most cause no symptoms and can be watched. If they cause symptoms or change colors, bleed, bruise or hurt, then see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seek : Medical attention asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
I Have a bump on the back of my head and It hurts to touch so how should I treat It oh & she is 12?
See Pediatrician: Have child examined by pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
What kind of tiny...: ...Bumps? There are at least 4 kinds of normal bumps (not needing any treatment) in newborns, and lots of other kinds - this sounds like a good question for your baby's doctor, next time you see the doctor for a routine visit. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ears down the crease and it feels smooth so I'm wondering why my child has to boney bits behind both his ears?
My daughter was trying to hold our 4 day old baby and she let go of her head a little and it flopped back pretty hard. Can this cause any damage?
Yes: When you say " flopped back pretty hard" this concerns me. Please bring the baby in for an exam by the pediatrician in the morning. Careful retinal exam is in order. If baby has poor feeding, vomiting or listlessness, bring her to ER now and just tell the story exactly as it happened. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi! This morning I noticed a small scab on my son's penis head. He has eczema, so could it be that or should I take him to the doc?
Try some vaseline: If the rest of his diaper area looks ok, then it is prob not eczema. Eczema typically spares the diaper area. If his penis is swollen, painful or has a lot of redness, then you should take him to his doc. If not, then can try plain Vaseline on his penis at diaper changes for a few days while the scab heals. ...Read more
My fiance has a soft spot on his head we think its skin problems he wont go to the doctor cause it dont hurt him..will it always be there?
"soft spot"?????: Only an exam can answer your question. ...Read more
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