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How long will a bump on the forehead stay swollen?

How long will a bump on the forehead stay swollen?

Forehead bump: Hello, unfortunately it is impossible to answer your question without a detailed history and physical examination. The more severe the injury and soft tissue trauma the longer for the swelling and edema to resolve. Ice and elevation will help to resolve your swelling. ...Read more

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My pennis is swollen on the forehead what can be the problem?

My pennis is swollen on the forehead what can be the problem?

Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis can result from bacterial of fungal causes. Get evaluated and treated. ...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?

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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I bleached my hair and my forehead has swollen?

I bleached my hair and my forehead has swollen?

Allergic Contact: Sometimes the body might react when it is in touch with chemicals, and an inflammatory reaction develops.
This shows itself as swelling of the site of contact with the skin
Usually it settles in few days
But... you need to seek medical attention if you get worsening symptoms of swelling of your mouth or trouble breathing or body rash, or if swelling gets worse or you start feeling unwell. ...Read more

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My forehead and temples bit swollen have I had an allergy?

My forehead and temples bit swollen have I had an allergy?

Swelling: Hello, there are many reasons for swelling in these areas. One possibly being allergy. The best bet would be to review your exposures, anything new (like detergents, skin or hair care products, foods). Review these with your doctor. Medication and testing may be in order. ...Read more

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I have my forehead and the right side of my face swollen.?

I have my forehead and the right side of my face swollen.?

Angioedema??: Sounds like angioedema (atypical swelling of the deeper dermal tissues) but it could also be an orbital cellulitis (skin infection) which can be serious. I would have a physician at least see it to determine the severity. ...Read more

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How to make a swollen bump on a toddler forehead away after falling?

Swollen Bump: The first thing to do immediately after the fall is make sure the child is otherwise ok (ie: no loss of consciousness, no bleeding). Once that is done, it is best to place ice over the bruise. This may not eliminate the swelling completely but it will decrease it. After approximately 24 hours, there's not much we can do other than wait for the bruise to heal on it's own. ...Read more

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Sometimes I awake in the middle of the night thinking my forehead is swollen and my head hurts what could this be?

Sometimes I awake in the middle of the night thinking my forehead is swollen and my head hurts what could this be?

See doctor: Headaches that wake you from sleep should be evaluated by a physician. There might be many causes which might be related to other conditions which you might have. It could be something like cluster headaches but they should be evaluated to ensure it isn't something more serious ...Read more

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I have had stitches on my forehead since yesterday but the area around it has swollen, is this normal or should I seek medical attention?

48 hours: The 1st 48 hours you are going to experience some swelling, if it is puffy with no exudate or 'pus' then you are probably fine. What you need to be concerned with is infection and it sounds like at this point you are in good shape, happy healing! ...Read more

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Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

Swollen vein on forehead? What does this mean? What should I do?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Forehead veins can be treated by sclerotherapy. ...Read more

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I've had a very large deep pimple on forehead, tried to pop it but only a little came out, now the whole area around pimple is swollen, with headache?

I've had a very large deep pimple on forehead, tried to pop it but only a little came out, now the whole area around pimple is swollen, with headache?

Pinching skin: This sure sounds like you need to be seen urgently. A headache caused by a skin infection on your head makes me nervous for you.

Please remember that pinching the skin in an infection is a common but not a wise decision. Let's get you better. ...Read more

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Sunburnt extremely bad. Forehead is swollen and has gotten worse as the day goes on. If I press on it there is an ident from finger. Fluid filled. Bad?

Sunburnt extremely bad. Forehead is swollen and has gotten worse as the day goes on. If I press on it there is an ident from finger. Fluid filled. Bad?

Severe sunburn: Sunburn is an injury - damage to the skin. The skin will swell and get spongy, red and warm.
Apply cool compresses and take acetaminophen for pain.
Stay out of the sun and next time, take precautions. A sunscreen with SPF 30-45 is a good idea. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my forehead?

Should I be worried about a swollen vein on my forehead?

Positional change.: The veins in the face just as the veins in the rest of the body change in size depending on changes in position as well as changes in levels of hydration and changes in pressure in the chest and abdominal cavity. In the face, the veins decrease with standing and increase with lying down. Straining or laughing increase the the pressure in the chest which can increase the size of the facial veins. ...Read more

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My forehead is bit swollen and also temple area on both sides could this be a allergy?

My forehead is bit swollen and also temple area on both sides could this be a allergy?

See your doctor: Simply swelling alone is unlikely to be from an allergic reaction even though you suffer from many allergic diseases. If antihistamine does not relieve it, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have a swollen forehead from sunburn? Day 2 and now in eyes too. I have applied alo Vera and ice...anything else I can do?

I have a swollen forehead from sunburn? Day 2 and now in eyes too. I have applied alo Vera and ice...anything else I can do?

Avoid retrauma: Do not re injure this area. Put on a good sun block with either titanium or zinc. No more sun exposure until things calm down continue with what you are doing but keep anything that opens clean and don't pick at any scabs ...Read more

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I have a pimple just above my right eyebrow. Tried to pop it and stuff came out but now about half my forehead is a little swollen. Help?

See answer below: Your description is consistent with "Cellulitis" which occurs when bacteria, most commonly streptococcus and staphylococcus, enter through a crack or break in your skin. This is potentially a serious infection especially if affects the tissues underneath your skin or gets into your bloodstream. Usually requires antibiotics and recommend immediate evaluation by an MD or ER. ...Read more

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I got very sunburnt on my face and my forehead is swollen and soft. There is fluid under the skin how should I treat it and will it peel?

I got very sunburnt on my face and my forehead is swollen and soft. There is fluid under the skin how should I treat it and will it peel?

Yes: It wil peel. Stay out of sun. Cool water. Vaseline or Aquaphor. After you heal, use a hat, sunscreen, look for shade. AVOID bacitracin, neosporin, any antibiotic. AVOID peroxide, alcohol, or any antiseptic. ...Read more

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My forehead got bigger. Its right above my eyes and under my eyebrows. It looks like my forehead is swollen and it looks ugly, what can I do about it?

Timing?: What is the timing of this change in the size of your forehead? If it was sudden and due to trauma, swelling makes sense. If they symptoms persist or get worse, see your physician. Http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001590.htm, http://www. Healthline. Com/symptom/frontal-bossing ...Read more

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My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.

An allergy?: It is possible it is an allergic reaction on the skin. Check to see if he is using any new products on his skin. This could be a prescription or over the counter substance like a new type of soap or moisturizer. ...Read more

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I had stitches on my forehead and an allergic reaction to the tape. The tape is off and the skin is healing, but its swollen when I wake up in the am.

I had stitches on my forehead and an allergic reaction to the tape. The tape is off and the skin is healing, but its swollen when I wake up in the am.

Possibly: The swelling could be due to the healing of the wound. If the swelling is from the allergic tape reaction, you could apply topical Benedryl. Ice will also help. ...Read more

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Migraines. On topamax. Small cysts on forehead, back of my crown, and by lymph nodes. Lymph nodes also swollen. Help!?

Migraines. On topamax. Small cysts on forehead, back of my crown, and by lymph nodes. Lymph nodes also swollen. Help!?

Call doc!: Topomax can sometimes cause rashes, but not cysts. It can also cause swollen lymph nodes (in <1% of people). However, whatever is causing the skin lesions could be the reason your lymph nodes are enlarged. Call your doctor and ask what you should do. Here's a detailed listing of the side effects of Topamax: https://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/topamax-side-effects. Html ...Read more