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Why Is My Forehead Swollen
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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
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
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
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
My child has swollen right n left temples but no pain and a bump on his forehead. What is the cause?
Infection?: Could the bump be a spider bite? The swellings could be lymph nodes. Please take him to a physician. ...Read more
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
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
My three-year-old son's forehead is severely swollen--bitten by a mosquito yesterday. Has never reacted to bites this way before. Should I be worried?
Bug bite: Please send a photo of the forehead ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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 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
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?
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
My 18year old son said his forehead an ears are slightly swollen an itchy he don't no why. Just happened today.
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
Hi, my husband has a bump under the skin on his forehead sbove his eyebrow. It is slightly red most of the time. Now it is painful and looks swollen.
Hey, I fell & hit my head on the flip way back in March & my forehead got swollen. Not too big but it was still swollen. I was putting ice on it for weeks & didn't see any changes so I started soaking a cloth in hot water and applying it on my head. This
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
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