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Infant has hard knot on head, seems to be growing larger, bled on squeezing gently. Is this normal?

my 7 month old has a small (about the size of a pea) hard knot on this head , just above the left temple. I noticed this knot a week or so ago. It did not seem to bother him so I was just going to wait until his next check up and ask our doctor. but last night I felt it and it seemed larger. so as I was trying to look at it I gently squeezed it and blood came out. It immediently felt smaller and less hard. But two minutes later it was back hard. I squeezed again and the same thing. Is this normal, is it just like a little pimple?
Asked On : Mon, 8 Oct 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi ,

Baby may be suffering from insect bite, folliculitis,haemangioma.

You should apply antibiotic like fusidic acid or mupirocin on the affected skin 2-3 times.

Please visit a good dermatologist or pediatrician for proper examination and treatment with prescription drugs.
The symptoms cannot considered normal and evaluation by an expert at the earliest is must.

Hope this helps.


Answered: Tue, 9 Oct 2012
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