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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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My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give your child something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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?

Infection/irritation: This is very likely superficial infection or could represent a true mild allergic response. The allergists might call this a scratch test. Cats carry a lot of bacteria that can get out of hand quickly. Cat bites should generally be treated with antibiotics early. ...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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I have one swollen tonsil with a white spot, is it common to have one swollen tonsil?

I have one swollen tonsil with a white spot, is it common to have one swollen tonsil?

No.: A single swollen tonsil is concerning for infection deep in spaces under tonsil. Generally this produces one sided pain and swelling. Dangly thing in back of throat gets pushed out of midline and you generally get very sick. If this happens seek care asap. If none of the above apply then you may just have one side more "sick" than the other and this may even out tomorrow. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen spot around the 2 knots on the base of the skull but only on the right side. And it hurts to touch and move?

I woke up with a swollen spot around the  2 knots on the base of the skull but only on the right side. And it hurts to touch and move?

Lymph node: swelling is infection is possible. This may be related to scalp infection , infection or inflammation of the base of the neck, or other serious issues. Should be seen and checked today. ...Read more

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I was bitten by 3-4 ants on Nov. 7, and the spot swelled up that Sunday morning and is still swollen today, it's turning pinkish purple, what do I do?

Not much: This is a toxic reaction to ant saliva and it will resolve. Perhaps applying cold compress or a dab of otc hydrocortisone will help. If redness begins enlarging or pain worsens, then an antibiotic is indicated. ...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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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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Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Swollen spot on upper arm with achy feeling throughout arm, is this from bug bite?

Cellulitis / allergy: Cellulitis is a skin condition characterized by redness, warmth and swelling often following an injury or bite. Treatment is with prescription oral antibiotics. Sometimes an exaggerated immune response to an insect bite can cause similar symptoms, but this will generally resolve with an oral antihistamine. ...Read more

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I had a endoscope on tuesday and my uvula has been swollen and has a white spot on it is this normal?

I had a endoscope on tuesday and my uvula has been swollen and has a white spot on it is this normal?

Endoscopic exam: Was the procedure done while you were awake or in the or? Any operative or office based endoscopy has the potential to irritate the uvula and cause it to swell. The white spot is usually an abrasion. I see no cause for major concern, should get better. However, if the uvula continues to swell , should see an ENT for evaluation. ...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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This morning ive worken up with my left gland swollen and one white spot on my tonsil? Im not in any pain. Can this spread to someone else?

Throat infection: only if you have a fever and are actively sick. I would just stay arms length from others and not cough on anyone. You could get others sick by kissing them or mouth contact. You should be feeling better in a couple of days. Good luck and feel better. ...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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