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03 Oct 2011

lump on the head
Was doing my 5 year olds hair when I noticed a lump at the back of her head on the left side just above the ear.
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childhood diseases
paediatrician

01 Jan 0001

The lump you feel is probably an enlarged lymph gland. This can happen after an ear or scalp infection. Another common cause is a tick bite. Have a good look and see if you can notice any scab on her scalp as this may be a sign that she was bitten by a tick. If she does not have a scab the lump will simply disappear by itself.If she does have a scab then watch out that she does not become feverish or develop a headache. If she does have these complaints she must be seen by a doctor.
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