A Small Lump Around The Mouth?

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Good morning I want to ask my child aged 34 months .. Around the mouth suddenly appeared small lumps of red and white … But he did not use skit .. Also covered in mouth like thrush … After a few days why there may be many .. But not complaining about scythes. Eat as usual too … Is it a dangerous disease or not … Thank you for the explanation …

1 Answer:

Good afternoon, thanks for the question


Complaints of reddish rash around the baby's mouth can be caused by several medical conditions. Here are the possible causes:
1. Impetigo
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by Stapyhlococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. This disease often occurs in children due to an underdeveloped immune system and poor hygiene. Characterized by the appearance of red blotches, such as wounds that leave brownish yellow crust generally in the face area.
2. Perioral dermatitis
It is a chronic skin inflammation characterized by the appearance of a rash around the mouth in the form of reddish nodules or thickening of the skin. This condition is not contagious and may be caused by a disturbance in the integrity of the skin barrier.
3. Hand foot mouth disease
Hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) or known as singapur flu is a common viral infection in infants and children. Infection is characterized by a fever that is not too high, decreased appetite, and weakness is called prodromal symptoms. Symptoms that then arise are pain in the mouth area due to the appearance of canker sores. Rashes on the skin in the form of nodules filled with fluid that is not itchy, and usually also not painful. The rash will also appear on the hands, around the mouth, feet, buttocks, arms, and lower legs.
4. Rashes due to excessive salivation
Because it does not have teeth, baby's saliva often flows out of the oral cavity. If too much saliva will cause a rash on the baby, precisely in the mouth, chin, neck, and even the baby's chest. This baby's saliva can cause reddish irritation and rashes on his skin.


It is better to do further consultation with a dermatologist to examine the skin condition directly. Specific treatment will certainly be adjusted to the final diagnosis. While avoiding children scratching the skin lesions and avoid using over-the-counter topical medication because baby's skin is still very sensitive. Also always keep clean by routinely cleaning your hands and baby toys.


That's all, hope you can help.
Wassalam.

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