Why Does The Head Of My Child Born Prematurely Have A Hard Lump The Size Of A Drinking Bottle Cap?
.. My child was born prematurely.7.5 mth. Fault. Weight born 1,9kg. In incubator 1 month. Now aged 11 months. D over his head … there is a hard lump in the middle. It is about 1.5cm tall, as big as the aqua.bulat.gt bottle cap … That’s because of what? Is it dangerous?
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Lumps on the baby's head can arise due to various possibilities, including:
As a result of the birth process, for example because the mother pushes with less timely and the effect of the help of tools such as vacuum
Blood buildup due to rupture of certain blood vessels in the head
Part of the skull bone
Infection of the scalp layer
To be able to know for certain what the condition of the condition is, or whether it is a normal condition and can improve by itself, it is important to do a direct examination. Our advice, take your child to the pediatrician to see and assess the size, shape, color, degree of hard and soft lumps, whether it can be shifted, and adjusted to the history of labor and pregnancy so far. The doctor may need help from a CT scan or other investigation to find out in more detail what makes up the lump, whether bone or other tissue. Handling that will be received by your child later depends on the results of this examination.
Meanwhile, no need to worry too much, but still take certain steps. There's not much you can do independently other than breastfeeding regularly whenever your child wants it so you should not delay checking with your pediatrician. Do not touch or touch the lump, and remember your child is born prematurely, keep the warmth, lest many people take turns holding or touching it, and keep it away from dust, pollution, and cigarette smoke. So, hopefully answering your question.