A Lump On The Child’s Head That Never Disappears After Falling From The Bed?
Yesterday, my 5th child had just fallen off the bed, but the lump was quite large, but not until the bleeding, what I want to ask, until now, in 3 months, how come the lump has not disappeared, but it still has a little. what because at that time I gave the topical medication irregularly so that it could not disappear ?. what is the effect if for example it can’t disappear?
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Post-injury bumps on the head, although they seem very alarming, are often not really dangerous. Frequently, these lumps arise due to interstitial fluid seepage (edema) or bleeding under the skin (hematoma) that occurs because it is triggered by a pretty hard injury. Lumps that arise due to this condition will generally heal in a short time without the need for special treatment, i.e. simply by using warm compresses and / or cold compresses alternately.
If you find a bump on your child's head that hasn't gone away for months after an injury, you should be on the lookout. It is feared this arises due to more serious conditions, such as skull fractures, osteomyelitis (infection of the bone), infection of the former skin injury (for example if there are wounds that are not treated properly), and so on. It could also, these lumps arise due to the formation of excessive scarring after injury (keloid or hypertrophic scars). Not always this condition is also dangerous. However, an early check-up is certainly better to rule out the possibility of a dangerous condition, especially if your child shows signs of being alert for head injuries, such as vomiting, recurring headaches, vision problems, memory problems, and so on.
If conditions such as the one above appear on your child, you should check with him directly to the doctor or pediatrician. It may be that the doctor will encourage your child to undergo a radiological examination, for example x-rays, CT scans, or others so that treatment can be done properly. As for how the risk of complications that may arise if this condition is not handled properly can vary depending on the cause of the lump.
In the meantime, you should not massage or give careless handling of the bumps that appear. If your child complains of pain in the lump, you can use warm water compresses to relieve the pain. It could also be, you raise your child's head while sleeping so that the lump gradually decreases.
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