Lump In The Crown Of The Baby 8 Months?
Afternoon doctor My child is 8 months old … it’s been a few days hot fever and there is a lump in the fontanel … why ea doctor thank you
Hello, Thank you for the question.
The bump on the crown you are referring to may be a protruding fontanel. Fontanel is a gap between the bones of the skull found in children, usually between the forehead bones (frontal) with the bones of the head (parietal), which is caused by bones that have not been fused completely. Some of the causes of fontanel swelling are:
encephalitis, which is inflammation of the brain caused by infection
meningitis, which is inflammation of the brain covering membrane caused by infection
hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of brain fluid
Bulging on this fontanel does not always indicate a serious condition. However, if your child experiences other symptoms such as fever, weakness, awake slits, seizures, or vomiting, please check your child's condition immediately to the nearest pediatrician. The doctor needs to ask further questions about your child's symptoms, examine your child, and perform other examinations such as blood tests, lumbar puncture, and others. After knowing the cause, the doctor will provide appropriate treatment.
For now, please keep monitoring your child's body temperature with a thermometer regularly and monitor your child's symptoms. You can compress ordinary water on your child's forehead, armpits and groin to help reduce fever. If your body temperature continues to rise, you can give paracetamo in accordance with the instructions listed on the drug packaging or doctor's advice. You are also encouraged to maintain your child's food and drink intake.
Hopefully this information helps you,