4 Month Old Baby’s Foot Is Swollen?
Hello, my child is only 4 months old, his instincts are swollen like water, is it dangerous ??
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Swelling in the baby's feet can be caused by various conditions such as:
Swelling that occurs due to cedra such as inflammation or inflammation of the muscles and surrounding structures
Swelling due to kidney problems
Inflammation of the skin or dermatitis
Soft tissue tumors
Of course, each of these causes has different signs of swelling in the legs. For example, if the swelling caused by injury usually only occurs in one part, namely the injured part other than the leg will be difficult to move because of pain. if the foot is swollen from an infection, it can be accompanied by other signs of infection. The fever is warm, the touch on the palpation of the foot is swollen, or the skin on the foot becomes redder. Or if the cause is a kidney problem, this condition can be accompanied by swelling in other areas of the body, such as swelling of the eyelids, and abdomen, and there will usually be symmetrical swelling or both legs.
To determine the cause and provide treatment needs to be done directly to your baby and further interviews need to be done about the health condition of the baby. Therefore, we advise you to check the condition to the nearest pediatrician.
For a while you should avoid using drugs without a prescription or doctor's advice. In addition you can compress the swollen area with cold water and you should elevate the baby's feet from other body parts. Give baby clothes that are comfortable, not too tight and protect the baby's skin from excessive irritation, for example due to friction such as the use of socks or footwear.
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