A Lump On The Head Of A 9 Month Old Child?
Afternoon, I want to ask, my child is 9 months old. Actively moving and nagging. I am very happy. One time I felt there was like a lump in my child’s head. Its position is under the right ear (1), behind the left rear head (2), and behind the right rear head (1). My question :
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Lumps on the back of the head have many possible causes. To find out, it needs to be clarified first, what exactly the characteristics of the lump, including size, time of appearance, color, consistency, mobility, and so on. So, it is not enough just based on short information like this huh ..
Here are some conditions that might cause a bump on the back of the head as your child experiences:
Skin infections, such as folliculitis, acne, warts
Enlarged lymph nodes (lymphadenopathy), for example due to infection or tumor
Benign or malignant tumors, for example lipoma, sarcoma, cyst, melanoma
Variations in the shape of the skull, and so on
The danger or not the lump depends of course on the cause. If pure lumps arise due to skin tags, keloids, or variations in the shape of the skull, often this condition is harmless. However, it is different if the cause is something else.
All you need to do now is, have your child checked by a doctor or pediatrician to identify the cause of the lump he is experiencing. That way, the doctor can certainly give your child the best solution so that the lump does not endanger his health. As to what the right treatment will be adjusted to the cause of the lump, it can be enough with observation, administration of drugs, or surgery. At this time, you should not over-squeeze, squeeze, or give haphazard handling of the bumps that appear. Focus on maintaining the cleanliness of your child's body, especially the head area to avoid infection.
Hope this helps ...