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Swelling on the back of the head - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Yes my 3 year old son has 2 little knots on the back of his head .... I am worried about this ..... its not like he got his head hit on something or anything its totally different is by the base line of his skull and one is about an inch away from the other one ....
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   Since when have you noticed these swellings?
User :   what should i do
User :   Yesterday
Doctor :   How big are those?
User :   like the end of my finger tip
Doctor :   Does he complain of pain?
User :   no he acts like it is uncomfortable to touch them tho
Doctor :   Do you find any skin colour changes around it?
User :   None at all its all under the skin
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Please help I don't have a credit card or pay pal or anything I just want help for my baby boy
Doctor :   Since an examination is not possible out here, I cannot predict the exact cause for those.
User :   and I have no car or I would take him to the hospital
User :   Any possibility of what it may be
Doctor :   However, they probably may be caused due to hypersesnitivity reactions or
Doctor :   a benign non progressive swelling.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to watch over it.
User :   thanks ill get help else where i guess
User :   Ok i will thanks alot
Doctor :   It may disappear in a few days if it was due to an allergic reaction.
Doctor :   Else they may persist.
User :   its not that allergic stuff
Doctor :   You would need to see a doctor, if you find any colour changes, increase in the size of the swellings.
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