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Why Is My Babys Soft Spot Swollen
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
My clitoris is swollen and has a black spot on it. I would like to know what it is and what to do?
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 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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A swollen spot about 2" long came up on my bikini line. It hurts if I touch/bump or scratch it. It has been present for a while&is purple. Help!
"boil": Sounds like a inflamed sebaceous gland. Apply moist heat and see your doctor. ...Read more
Hello, my appendux was relived one week ago. Now i have a swollen/hardened spot on the lower right abdomen. Constant urge to move and little pain?
Call your surgeon: This is probably not serious, but it could be! Call now. ...Read more
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