A Lump Behind The Ear Accompanied By Red Spots In An 18-month-old Child?
Good afternoon, my 18-month-old niece has a lump behind the ear accompanied by red spots such as prickly heat. Have consulted a pediatrician and explained that there is a virus that attacks his limbs. And the lump is a sign of the doctor’s diagnosis. The doctor also suggested for further examination, therefore related to economic matters my parents (my sister) had not examined further. If blh I ask for advice and diagnosis from a doctor in this application to be able to provide further treatment to reduce the spread of the virus until the child can get proper medical treatment. Thank you before.
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. We understand your feelings. But we need to say that through this forum we cannot determine the diagnosis and provide treatment. And that should be the limit of online doctors. That each online doctor should only be able to provide information and possible diseases, but not until a complete diagnosis and treatment. Even if treatment is given, it is usually in the form of natural treatments or over-the-counter medicines that you don't need to prescribe a doctor.
The reason is simple, namely because we do not check you directly. In fact, one possible symptom of the disease can vary. Someone who has symptoms of vomiting, vomiting can start from being tense because you want to talk in public, can also be poisoned, so it can also be due to cancer. There are so many possibilities that to be able to confirm it must be examined directly.
In the case of your niece other than being a virus, there are also other possibilities such as abnormal growth of fat tissue, glandular obstruction, bacterial infection, and many more. All this will depend on how many lumps, size, shape, limit, color, mobility, and consistency. Because we don't know all this, it is difficult for us to determine what your niece is really experiencing.
Therefore, we suggest that if your sister is constrained in economic problems, you should try to take care of health insurance. If there is a BPJS, the examination can be carried out starting from the original health center first, then proceed to the hospital with more complete facilities, and referred to a more complete one if the previous hospital is not enough. But in essence, a direct examination is required to avoid misunderstanding. Because if there has been a misunderstanding, the most disadvantaged is your own niece. So, hopefully answering your question.