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Bump on forehead. Is getting itchy, red and sore. Should I seek medical attention?

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I have had a bump on my forehead for many years - I believe it is a haematoma from going through a windscreen when I was a child. Lately the bump is getting itchy and sometimes gettting red and sore. Should I go and see someone or not worry about it
Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja 11 hours later

Thanks for posting your query.

Your History is suggestive of a trauma in childhood, an organised haematoma can get infected and present as a red itchy and tender swelling in late age.

Before confirming the diagnosis, I need one clarification - Was there any swelling may be a small one present at the same site before injury?

If yes, there are chances this was a cyst which has got infected.

If no, it is a hematoma which is infected.

In either case, you need to see a surgeon, control infection and get it incised and removed.

Hope, I have cleared your doubts. Do accept my reply if there are no further queries.

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