A Small Lump On The Hip Of A 3 Month Old Baby Is Not Painful To The Touch?
I have a 3 month old baby, so on the left hip there is a small lump, I think it’s 1cm in diameter and it’s red, but when I hold my child, I don’t feel pain. So what I want to ask if I want to see a pediatrician or doctor pediatric surgeon
Bumps on the skin or rashes on the skin can arise due to many possible causes where the description given does not describe the condition that occurs in your child. For this reason, it is necessary to have an immediate examination by a doctor or pediatrician to determine the cause.
Some of the possible causes include:
Acne or bacterial infection, if larger it is known as a boil or abscess Allergic reaction Insect bite Inflammation of hair follicles or folliculitis Viral, fungal or parasitic infection Clogged sweat or oil glands Hemangiomas or benign tumors due to overgrowth of blood vessels Try not to rupture or manipulate the lump to prevent irritation or secondary infection from the action. Pay attention if within a few days the lump expands, enlarges, causes symptoms such as itching, pain, the child becomes fussy, widespread redness, discharge or other fluid, immediately check yourself to find out the cause and get the right treatment.
Hope it is useful,
dr. Adi P.