Bump On The Back Of Baby’s Head Like Jelly?

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Hello, I’m hafiz.rnI want to ask this.rnrnWhy does my child have a small lump on the back of his head that looks a bit like jelly when he holds it and is red.rnAnd when I stroked that part, the child turned I immediately cried as hard as I could and if I let go he immediately shut up.rnrnWhy is that?rnDoes it have anything to do with the lymph nodes?rnrnI’m sure my child when I hold or caress him when he cries.rnBut if I hold him when I’m carrying him, it doesn’t work.

1 Answer:

Hi Hafiz,

The lump on the back of the head experienced by your child may or may not be related to swollen lymph nodes. In certain conditions where there is inflammation or infection in the tissues around the head or neck (for example, a child has a respiratory infection, ear infection, or skin infection), the lymph nodes around the neck and head can become swollen so they can be felt as lumps. However, in general, the lump is not accompanied by redness or pain (which may be experienced by your child so that he often cries when the lump is touched), unless the lymph nodes are also inflamed.

In addition, other possible causes of a reddish bump on a child's head include furuncles/boils, viral or bacterial infections, impetigo, insect/mite bites, tissue bruises, cysts, or tumors.

To determine the cause of the lump that arises, your child should be examined by a pediatrician. Through a physical examination with direct observation and palpation, the doctor will be able to trace the cause so that appropriate treatment can be given according to the underlying condition.

In the meantime, suggestions that can be done:

Keep the child's scalp clean Avoid squeezing or massaging the lumps that arise If necessary can compress the lump with warm water to relieve pain or discomfort Give the child nutritious food and try to get the child to rest well to maintain his immune system
The following discussion addresses related topics:

Bump on child's head

I hope it's useful,

dr. Muliani Sukiman

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