I recently noticed three small nodes on the back of my sons head and one on the left back side of his neck. I took him to the doctor last friday and he said that he thinks it might be connected to his minor cradle cap draining in his lymph nodes. Has anyone else seen or had their child with cherry size nodes on the back of their heads and neck area responding the same way with a infection of cradle cap.

Crismara - posted on 02/17/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I recently noticed three small nodes on the back of my sons head and one on the left back side of his neck. I took him to the doctor last friday and he said that he thinks it might be connected to his minor cradle cap draining in his lymph nodes. Has anyone else seen or had their child with cherry size nodes on the back of their heads and neck area responding the same way with a infection of cradle cap.

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Kim - posted on 02/23/2009

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Quoting Crismara:

I recently noticed three small nodes on the back of my sons head and one on the left back side of his neck. I took him to the doctor last friday and he said that he thinks it might be connected to his minor cradle cap draining in his lymph nodes. Has anyone else seen or had their child with cherry size nodes on the back of their heads and neck area responding the same way with a infection of cradle cap.

I recently noticed three small nodes on the back of my sons head and one on the left back side of his neck. I took him to the doctor last friday and he said that he thinks it might be connected to his minor cradle cap draining in his lymph nodes. Has anyone else seen or had their child with cherry size nodes on the back of their heads and neck area responding the same way with a infection of cradle cap.


 

Alyssa - posted on 02/23/2009

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My son had BAD cradle cap from the get go and would get those nodes. He's a year and still has them when his ezcema flairs up. I found out my son was allergic to Dreft detergent, we switched to All free and clear and now he's fine. Try it.

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my daughter gets these on her neck, jaw. my husband gets it on his head. they are swollen lympe notes from infection. go to the herb store and get the lympe note cleanser. it is a dropper and works very good and gets rid of the lympe notes and infection. it is natural and it wont hurt your son.also for infection ,you can get phtocillin and soverign silver. this will also get rid of infection. believe my...phytocillin i use for ear infections and it's gone within a day. soverign silver you can take this internally, externally, put it in the eyes, ears, mouth, skin. it's great. for lympe notes...get that lympe note cleanser. it will help and it's natural.

Karen - posted on 02/23/2009

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My son used to get these if he had a cold or infection they would come up on his neck. I did nothing and he is absolutely fine. He did have quite bad cradle cap at one point but i never made the connection and don't know now whether they were related. He's 5 now and doesn't keep still long enough for me to check!

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Jennifer - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi Rachel- just wanted to see how your appointment went- I hope that everything is ok- again I would urge you to be your child's advocate- we have had terrible luck with doctors- especially when it came to diagnosing the Tortocollis and Plagio- my son had no facial abnormalities at all- and although he preffered one side, his plagio was consistent on the entire back side of his skull- I wish you all the best!!

xox- Jen and Merlin

Rachel - posted on 02/23/2009

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Thanks Jennifer, appreciated. We do have an appt tomorrow so we take it from there. The other odd thing is when he was born he favored his left side (same tilt) and now its the right but he has perfect ROM and is in no discomfort when I stretch his neck out. I actually use to work with individuals with developmental disabilities and had to implement the same stretch exercises. I guess the info on the net is confusing to me as it reads that they have difficulties with ROM. And its weird that his flat side is on the opposite side of his tilt as you would think if he tilts  right then pressure would be on the right and that's where his flat spot would be. Hence why I didn't correct it at first as it kept him off the left side where the flattened area is. But he has always tended to sleep on his left side of his face but his face isn't flattened nor does he have the face abnormalities so that's why I am confused, some info fits while other info doesn't so hopefully although he is 5 1/2 months we have caught it in time to do something proactive about it and hopefully it is only a mild cause of it. I guess take one day at a time and see what happens. Thanks again.

Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hi Rachel- please scroll down on this thread for my reply- I don't know why it didn't come up under your comment!

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Jennifer - posted on 02/23/2009

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Hi Rachel- It definately sounds as if your son has Tortocollis- especially due to the flattened spot on his skull- this is called Plagiocephaly and my son has a flattened head as well- Your husband is absolutely right!! Doctors refused to diagnose Merlin until we went to see a neurosurgeon about his flattening skull. Do Not Mess Around with this!! Tortocollis is easily treatable and Plagiocephaly can be avoided- if you wait too long to treat the Tortocollis, the plagio will get worse and helmeting may be required. My son's Tortocollis was basically resolved in 2 months with physical therapy, chiropractic and cranial sacral therapy (and of course my husband and I implementing these techniques). I cannot stress to you enough how important it is to get your son evaluated. If your medical doctor refuses to to refer you to a physical therapist, I would demand that they do so or at least write a referal for your son to be evaluated by a neurosurgeon. My son has had numerous complications from the Plagio- I have seen 3 neurologists and a host of other doctors that have said that it would have no neurological effects- my son is now on the Autism Spectrum- of course everyone says that this has nothing to do with his flattened skull- I guess I will never know.. Good Luck!! For more info go to the website Tortocollis Kids.

Jen and Merlin

Kim - posted on 02/23/2009

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Yes my little boy age 11 months has that and I was told by his physician that it wsa lymph nodes and they would get smaller as he grows.

Rachel - posted on 02/23/2009

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Just wondering if someone who has gone through this can answer a couple of questions...my husband has "diagnosied" our son with torticollis after researching it on the net, we do have a doctors appt tomorrow however I have been beside myself with worry and unfortunately have a guilt complex. I really don't think he has it or if so a very mild case.....from what I understand and PLEASE CORRECT ME if I misunderstand all this info on line, it seems babies are born with torticollis and favour one side. Yes my babs favours his right side but just as easily can turn his head in both directions and can lay his head to the left as well. My husband "feels" after scanning all of our pictures that he only tilts to the right however I have many pictures in which he is doing the same on the left. I guess my question for those moms with expereince is....does a baby with Torticollis have full range of motion and is able to rotate their heads in both directions OR because of the shortened (or longated?) muscles on the affected side isn't able to have this ROM?? PLEASE help I am beside myself with worry...he is now 5 1/2 months and at both his 2months and 4 month appt I asked the doctor about the flattened area on his left side and she said not to worry about it. Is it just a coincidence that he likes to tilt to the right (but can and will tilt to the left) and has a flattened area on his left side....or do you think it could be torticollis????

Jennifer - posted on 02/18/2009

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I would check his neck- my son had similar nodes and it turned out that he had a condition called Torticollis (Wry neck). This is when the neck muscle is tighter on one side- I noticed it when my son had trouble turning his head and when his head was tilted to one side- check for this- it's easily remidied with physical therapy but can lead to other issues if left untreated- good luck- what a cutie!!

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