Lump Or Bulge And Sunken Soft Spot On Top Of Head

Reviewed on 6/15/2020

A baby's skull bones do not fuse together totally until he is about a year and a half old. Until then a fontanelle or soft spot can give important clues to your baby's health. Seek immediate medical help if the soft spot is sunken, as can be seen in dehydration, or if it is bulging, as may result from trauma or infection.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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