Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Zandi | 2011/10/03

Q.

lump on the head

Was doing my 5 year olds hair when I noticed a lump at the back of her head on the left side just above the ear.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The lump you feel is probably an enlarged lymph gland. This can happen after an ear or scalp infection. Another common cause is a tick bite. Have a good look and see if you can notice any scab on her scalp as this may be a sign that she was bitten by a tick. If she does not have a scab the lump will simply disappear by itself.If she does have a scab then watch out that she does not become feverish or develop a headache. If she does have these complaints she must be seen by a doctor.

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