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Child having movable bump in the head, sore, fever, cough. What could this be?

My son has a raised area his head that is movable. It must be sore because he doesn t want me to touch it. He is running fever 101.5 plus coughing. He is 27 months. This bump is one inch away from the top of his right ear in his hair. I am concerned about this bump. I am a stay at home mom, but worked as a RN for over 10 years.
Asked On : Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
This is looking like Viral fever with Lymohnode enlargement or Forming stage of Pustule as he is febrile and painful swelling. You can give paracetamok syrup in prescribed dosage for fever and pain and consult your Child doctor for the examination of your child to give proper medication advise
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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Pediatrician Dr. Sudha Shree Venkataraman's  Response

How long has he been having this swelling?

If it had been there for a long time, it might be a dermoid/ sebaceous cyst/ lipoma. Usually none of these swellings are tender to touch unless it has some complications like infection etc.

If you have noticed it only in the past few days and is red and tender, it can be a pyoderma- infection of the skin and hairfollicle. It can present with fever.

It is likely that his fever and cough are due to a fresh infection, viral. You may give him Acetaminophen syrup in a dose of 15mg/kg/dose for his fever, repeated every 6 hours.

Please visit your Pediatrician, who will tell you what exactly the swelling is, after examination and give you medications for fever and cough too.

Hope my answer helps you.
Wish a speedy recovery for your kid.
Answered: Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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