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Painless swelling on forehead. What could it be? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hi, i have a painless swelling on my forehead and between eyebrows and nose.

what could be the reason for the same?
User:hi Doctor,
Doctor:How long have u had the swelling ?
User:just 2 days back
Doctor:Can u tell me the size, shape, and color of the lump ?
Doctor:was there any form of injury, before it started ?
User:There is no lump as's just a normal swelling like a sponge
User:there was no injury
Doctor:so it can be pressed with a finger ?
Doctor:and does it change shape, as such when pressed ?
User:actually this has happened to my husband..
User:what could be the reason?
Doctor:the most likely cause of such a lump, could be a collection of fat called Lipoma,
Doctor:OR it could be a cyst or a large acne , in the initial stages
User:what could be the reason?
Doctor:since it has started in the last 2 days, you can watch it for a few days
Doctor:in case there is development of redness, pain, or increase in size, etc, then it will need a course of antibiotics and inflammatory medications
User:there is no redness nor pain..but it has spread from forehead towards nose
Doctor:as i said, you can watch it for a few more days
Doctor:in case the rate of enlargement is increased, look for symptoms like headahce, nausea, vomiting, etc
User:does this occur due to any food allergy or something like that?
Doctor:in case such signs are present, you will need to consult a doctor for a examination and proper testing
Doctor:no, it is probably either due to a skin infection like acne or pimples
User:last week my husband took some ayurvedic treatment for his hair wherein it resulted in pimples on the head..can this be related to the swelling?
Doctor:yes, it is definitely due to a pimple which is large in size
User:now the pimples have dried up..
User:does he have to take some medicine or wait for 1 or 2 days
Doctor:yes , she can wait for a few days and watch for the symptoms i mentioned earlier
Doctor:in such a situation, consult with a doctor for a prescription of antibiotics
User:also Doctor, he is suffering from cold & slight cough.. lot of mucus is formed in his body..
Doctor:when was this ?
Doctor:this could be due to bacterial sinusitis , and treatment with antibiotics , will clear the infection
Doctor:in the mean time, he can use KARVOL PLUS INHALANT, which you can add to hot water , and then inhale the steam
User:he had slight cold last week but now he has lot of mucus..
Doctor:You can also directly inhale the contents of Karvol plus inhalant caps
Doctor:The directions are provided at the back of the medication, which he can read carefuly and use them
User:sure.will do that... & if the swelling worsens then will consult a doctor..
Doctor:I hope all your concerns have been addressed
User:yes...thank you Do tor
Doctor:Is there anything I can help u with ?
User:sorry doctor..
Doctor:You are very welcome
User:can you help me with a good gyanecologist in Bangalore?
Doctor:please give me a few mins
Doctor:You can consult Dr XXXXXXX Bhat at Manipal hospital
User:sure Doctor..
User:Thank you
Doctor:You are welcome
User:Good night
Doctor:take care and bye for now
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