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3 1/2 year child having swollen forehead. Not cured by benadryl. Any thoughts?

My 3 1/2 year old daughter s forehead is swollen between her eyes and up to her hair line. I do not belive she bumped her head and she is not complaining of anything bothering her. She is her normal self. I called our pediatrician and she said try Benadryl which I did thinking it may be an allergy but nothing changed. The only thing I can think may be a contributor is the fact that she has been swimming all week and she likes to wear a dive mask. Any thoughts?
Asked On : Wed, 18 Jul 2012
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Pressure around the orbits (eyes) and backhead due to the strap of the dive mask could be contributing to the swelling and the antihistamines will prevent the swelling from getting worse. It will take its own time to go down and if it is not worsening, it is certainly a good sign.
The other possibility (although remote) is an allergic reaction to the material in the mask and commonly latex allergy. However, this would have involved a more intense reaction with itchy skin around the eyes, sneezing and (if severe latex allergy) runny nose with breathing difficulty. If something like this happens in the future, do ensure she gets tested for latex allergy.
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