Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Rati | 2011-01-25


Big Lump in the head

Pls help I have a son 28months and he just started going to creche this year, and week before last he came with the big lump in his head at the back and when we woke up in the morning he had another lump just at the back of his ear, i went to pharmacist and he said i must take him to dr immediately, i did that, and when we got to the dr at medi cross he said there was nothing wrong with him sometimes they get lumps from bacterias and he prescribed anti biotic for him and he said if it doesnt go away after two days we must bring him back and he will take his blood tests, he finished his anti biotic on weekend but yesterday he had small lumps again but this time with sores and its itching because he is very uncomfortable and we took him to the same dr again.

Pls can u advice, what might be the problem and how can we prevent it in future

Thank you in advance and God Bless

Expert's Reply



Thank you. The lumps you mention are probably swollen lymph gland which are important in fighting infections. It seems that your son has an infection of his scalp and this is causing the swelling. I am not certain from your description exactly what kind of sclap infection he has. It may be a fungal infection. It is important to take your son back to a doctor so that a proper diagnosis can be made of his problem. It would be best to take him to see a paediatrician.

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