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baby's head has fluid filled and soft bump

My baby head is fluid filled and soft bump and its moving all over the head
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replied June 26th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum.

Bumps are common to occur due to the impact of the injury in kids. But as long as the child does not have serious issues like

- persistent nausea and vomiting , loss of consciousness, seizures,
- pulsations at the lump, progressively increase in the size of the lump
- reduced activity, playfulness of the child
- high grade fever,

As long as the child does not have the above signs and symptoms there is no reason to worry.

In most simple cases of head bumps, without the above signs and symptoms, where the kid is awake, walking and playing normally, then the likelihood of severe head injury would be very low and had bumps in such cases can be managed with external pressure and application of Icepacks.

Non dangerous bumps should subside within 30 - 60 mins, and completely resolve within 24 hours.

If the bump is very large (> 3cm diameter), warm , pulsatile and there is a indentation on the head, the chances of severe head injury would be high, and urgent medical attention would be needed. Hence in such cases, visit to the ER would be recommended.

But if you have doubts, always consult with a doctor and seek a proper medical opinion.

I hope this helps.
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