Handling A Lump Behind The Ear Of A 3 Month Old Baby?
Amu alaikum, I want to ask my son now he is 3 months old, when he was more than 1 month old I just found out that there was a lump in the left ear, I neglected not to check it after giving birth because I thought everything was fine because it was checked by the officer who assisted the delivery I think the lump will disappear over time, but until the age of 3 months it hasn’t gone away. I want to go to the doctor, I’m afraid of various verdicts, please help answer.
Hello Fikazia Mother, the lump behind the baby's ear may be caused by several things, such as: Birthmark, which is an abnormal skin growth/excess flesh as a genetic trait, which is black or reddish in color or can be skin-colored. Lipoma is an overgrowth of fat, firm and skin-colored tissue. Hemangioma lumps are bright red to blackish purple. Or swelling due to swollen lymph nodes. To find out the difference further, it is necessary to see a doctor, such as a pediatrician as a first step. The doctor will do an in-person examination. If there are other symptoms, the doctor may suggest other follow-up examinations, such as ultrasound or MRI if indicated. Or the doctor can suggest observing the lump as red, or inflamed, changing color and monitoring the size of the lump or not. Pay attention to whether the baby's development is affected, such as hearing ability, with attention directed to objects that sound, or vision, the baby responds to a smile or follows a brightly colored object or tries to reach it, it is still within normal limits.
Mother does not need to worry, an early examination will help the healing process if there is a problem with the lump. If there is a verdict of illness that is worrying, then the mother can see another doctor to seek a second opinion. click the article: Types of birthmarks and how to get rid of them. Benign type of lump growth. Hope it is useful