Soft Head In Children Aged 13 Months?
Hello doctor I want to ask, last night my child (13 months) fell from the chair the term slipped back of his back and his head hit the floor. I immediately carried her and checked around my back and head. In my head I first checked that there were no lumps, nor did he vomit, not convulsions, only cried naturally and I immediately gave him breast milk. Suddenly this morning I checked the right side of his head there was a soft area but there were no lumps, like when he was born, the skull had not completely closed. Is that dangerous? What should I do now? For information my child is born premature uk 28week.
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The skull was not originally fused and separated by 2 fontanel (fontanel), namely large fontanel and small fontanel. The small fontanel, which is located on the back of the head, normally closes when the baby is 2 to 4 months old. So, at the age of your baby, his little fontanel should have closed, and his head no longer feels soft.
The flaccid sensation in the back of your head that you feel in your baby may be caused by:
Edema (interstitial fluid seepage)
Hematoma (bleeding under the skin)
Other conditions, for example because of your feelings, skin infections, or inflammation in the baby's skin due to other causes
The danger or not this condition can only be assessed after the obvious cause. In general, if your baby looks cheerful again after a collision, no other complaints appear, such as seizures, vomiting, excessive fussing, or even loss of consciousness, your baby's condition may not be dangerous. However, to be sure, it never hurts to have your baby checked by a doctor or a pediatrician.
At this time, don't dab anything on your baby's head, just calm your baby while crying.
Hope this helps ...