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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 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 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 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