Soft Lump On Baby’s Head Accompanied By Fever When Teething?
Good morning, my name is Wahyu. I have a child / baby aged 7 months. Currently there are a number of teething 2 at the bottom and of course the body temperature rises like a fever. But when it touches the head like there are lumps that are very soft when touched. I read several health articles that are lymph nodes. Which indicates the immune system is working. And normal when teething. Is that really the process or is there something else? Remembering my child never fell or bumped on the head.
Hello Wahyu, thank you for asking.
You might be able to add information about the head where you found the lump. The lymph node is indeed a normal gland found in humans. The gland is spread in the neck, armpits, abdominal cavity, and groin. Its function is indeed for body immunity. This gland functions to remove immune cells when the body is undergoing a process of infection or inflammation.
If the lump that you feel is located near the neck, then it might indeed be an enlarged lymph node. Teething process can cause an inflammatory reaction so that the lymph nodes may enlarge. This enlargement is generally painless, or only causes slight pain, not accompanied by redness. Generally the texture is chewy solid and on the touch can be shifted.
If the lump that you feel is in the scalp area, then it is possible that the lump is a form of skin infection that causes an abscess. This is supported by the touch of a lump that feels soft.
You should consult with your child's doctor. Let the doctor see and assess the lump directly. If the doctor finds a sign of infection, then the therapy is generally in the form of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory.
In the meantime, keep your child's scalp clean, to minimize the possibility of infection. Provide optimal nutrition for children.
Hopefully this answer can help you. Regards.