Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: sharmummy | 2010-01-11

Q.

newborn with cephalhematoma

my 19 day old has a soft jelly feeling like bump on his head,my ? Is that wil his head be back to normal or will it harden with the bump,i have been advised by his granma to rub it gently everyday,is that going to help?it has started going a bit hard,should it cause any concern?

Thanx in advance Doc

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is very common in newborn babies. This swelling will disappear by itself as the blood inside the swelling slowly gets absorbed. Do not rub this swelling at all.

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