Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: very concerned | 2009-11-01

Q.

Lump behind ears

My eight week boy has lumps behind his ears. The sister at clinic says its glands but keep eye on it.. Well now there is more..about three on each side. Its on the hard part behind ear think its actually the scull bone.. But on this hard part is the lumps. What is this should i take him to doc?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is rather unusual in such a young baby.From the description you have given here it is difficult to decide what is causing these swellings. However it is really unlikely that they are anything else but glands.Has your baby got cradle cap? This aften causes the glands to swell like this.It would be best to ask your doctor to see your baby.

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