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My daughter has a bump on top of her head, please advise

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My daughter has a bump on top of her head, please advise
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

How large is the bump?

When did it develop?

Is it soft or hard?

In precisely which part of the top?

Is it movable? increasing in size?

Is there any pain, redness, temperature?

How old is she?

Expert:  Dr. Yogindra Vasavada replied 1 year ago.


Most probably it is an infection of hair follicle so if there is pain and any redness visible, please use neosporin skin ointment several times a day. Also ask for any injury if the bump is below scalp skin and diffuse or firm, attached to bone, when ice application may help.

Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Without knowing about the size, pain or any other details, it is ridiculous to post an answer.

There can be a cyst like sebaceous cyst of scalp.

This is common condition.

It would not need any treatment unless it is large.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It likes a quarter coin size, it hurts when I press it. My daughter 8 years old. Just told me it hurts when I touch her head about an hour ago. It is hard, no movable. Right in the middle top of her head. Common? Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome.

How is the temperature of the area?

Is there any skin break?

Did it develop today only?

Did she have any trauma?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
It is white normal skin. No breaks. No fever. Just happen to feel hurt just now. Thanks
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

There is an inflammation.

An inflamed cyst, infection is possible.

You can apply warm moist compress over it.

Antiinflammatory analgesics like motrin can be given.

If the symptoms continue, I would advise to consult doctor to have an examination.

I hope this information will be helpful.

If you have any query, please feel free to ask.

If you are happy with my answer please click on the Excellent/Good rating.

Wish her healthy life.


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I just call daughter pediatrician and will have an appointment to see him tomorrow. Thanks! So worry
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome.

Best wishes.