my 15 month old son has got a small hard sticky out lump near his left ear on the side of his head w

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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my 15 month old son has got a small hard sticky out lump near his ear wht could it be

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Jen - posted on 06/01/2013

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I cant possibly help you need to see a doctor like i did with my sons issue. We was told My son might have to have a op and have the lump cut out but thankfully it went by itself. Your child could be a total diffrent issue you need to take them to the doctors.

User - posted on 02/02/2010

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Sounds like a lymph gland. My daughter has it too. She has had it since birth and is now 2 years. Don't touch it too much. I was told it wil go down eventually.

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Pahoua - posted on 05/31/2013

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my 16 month old got his booster shot about 1 in a half week ago and he started to have rashes behind his neck and groin and leg, it started to go away but he also has a hard lump behind both ear the right is alot bigger then the left.. its starting to freak me out..
Please tell me what going on i do not want to go to the dr. and tell me it nothing to worry about then another bill to worry about..

Katrina - posted on 02/06/2010

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As long as the cyst is normal skin color and doesn't get any bigger it's probably ok. If it starts to turn red or purple it is probably infected-talk to your Doc then. Otherwise it will probably just go away on its own-mine almost always do.

Laura - posted on 02/04/2010

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it is probably a lymph node, if it is behind his ear it is most likely a post auricular lymph node that is inflammed. It is normal, nothing to worry about but I would check with your pediatrician .

Jen - posted on 02/04/2010

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my baby boy has a cyst on his head anybody have any information on it n want could happen the docter said to see how it is in a couple of weeks.

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010

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thank u angela tht was very kind to look it up for im very grateful. i hope it is sumthing like tht n nothing serious i know i shouldt think tht way but im a born worrier lol plus my son has got a really bad cold n cought n it came on when i noticed the lump x

Angela - posted on 02/02/2010

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I looked it up on wikipedia cause I'm not sure how to explain it! lol here's the definition they have...
A lymph node (pronounced /ˈlɪmf noʊd/) is a small bean-shaped organ of the immune system, distributed widely throughout the body and linked by lymphatic vessels. Lymph nodes are garrisons of B, T, and other immune cells. Lymph nodes are found all through the body, and act as filters or traps for foreign particles. They contain white blood cells that use oxygen to process. Thus they are important in the proper functioning of the immune system.

Angela - posted on 02/02/2010

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My son has the same kind of bump right behind his ear. The doctor said that it is a lymph node.

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010

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thank u everyone my sons got a doctors appointment monday so i should know more then

Carolyn - posted on 02/02/2010

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My grandson who is not yet two yrs. old had one when he was born. I asked the dr the day he was born and he said it was a skin tag and not to worry it will probably fall off when he is older and if it doesn't they can remove it very easily. So don't worry.

User - posted on 02/02/2010

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Take him for a check up, and if the doctor does not worry then you should not. Not all children develop the same this could just go away on it's own, but have it looked at to ease your mind.

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Its a lymph node and nothing to worry about...I am a mom of 6 and nana to 12.Sometimes it appears as they are fighting something off or have had a virus recentley. My grandson just had the same thing. Dont worry!

Annemaree - posted on 02/02/2010

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my daughter had that at birth and like u i was concerned even tho the doc wasnt too concerned he sent for xrays all was good somthing to do with the growing while inside u but every case is different get it checked .. im sure its nothing. good luck n keep us informed on how he is !

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010

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thank you everyone i will get my son too the docs monday morning i hope its nothing but i rather know

Natasha - posted on 02/02/2010

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I got it checked to be on the safe side, I would recommend the same. Even if it is nothing, they can record it on his medical file and if it does change then they have something to work with, history wise. I 99% sure it will go away on my son, but I want to vigilant all the same.

Jen - posted on 02/02/2010

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thanks paula so do n natasha think i should get it checked out i mean wen u rub ur fingers over it its nealry as big a two p. it feels like born n doesnt hurt my son he did bang his head two weeks ago too.

Paula - posted on 02/02/2010

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My 4-month-old has the same on his rhs since birth, Doctor didn't seem too concerned, said it may be a gland fighting a small infection. Still the same though no evidence of any infection.

Natasha - posted on 02/02/2010

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My son has a similar bump, around the size of a pea further around the back of head. The Dr was not too concerned and said it could be a gland. He asked me to just keep an eye on it. It has been there for a month now and it has not gotten any bigger. If it does get bigger I will be taking him back straight away.

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