Blackened Sores On The Legs Of Infants Aged 19 Months?
Good day, my son is 19 months old, female, in both of his legs, there are black wounds that don’t heal, from the first the sores appeared small and the same place, all the wounds were gone. But this time the wound was large all over her calf, her face was black and the edges were red u0026amp; sores, I’m already a doctor but can’t get an answer. Anything else is given an ointment and is referred to MTBS … What do I think my child is sick of, because the ankle is cheerful and isn’t ever fussy. BB is also normal.
Hello, good afternoon Ms. Sandy ...
Previously we need to say that diagnosing a skin disease without checking it directly is a very difficult thing to do. So, we cannot confirm what illness your child is experiencing through online consultation, ma'am. As an illustration, repeated complaints of foot injuries can be caused by various conditions:
bacterial infections (ectima or impetigo) fungal infections etc. The bacteria that most often infect the skin in children are Streptococcus bacteria. This bacterium can infect the skin due to previous open wounds, such as mosquito bites or scabies that is scratched to blisters, then when the body's hygiene is not good, bacteria enter the skin layer and multiply. Therefore, hygiene or personal hygiene is a very important factor for the duration of the wound healing process. Fungal infections are also mainly caused by poor hygiene.
To ensure your child's skin disease, we recommend that your child be examined directly by a dermatologist. The doctor will conduct question and answer about complaints and conduct a general and special physical examination. Usually no additional investigations are needed in this condition, but if deemed necessary the doctor may recommend additional examinations such as blood lab tests or skin lab examinations. If the cause is indeed a bacterial or fungal infection the doctor will usually prescribe antibiotic or anti-fungal ointments, but if the wound is felt to be broad enough then maybe the doctor will also prescribe medication.
Here are some suggestions that we can give to you:
Take care of your child's personal hygiene by bathing at least twice a day. Children should be bathed at any time after being outside the home (for example after playing outside the house) Change clothes with clean clothes after every bath, often change towels, bed sheets, or even pillowcases cut your child's nails until the child's nails are not long enough to cause injury if children scratching feet supervise so that children do not scratch their wounds give your child foods that are high in protein and also high in vitamin C which can help the wound healing process
That's all, hopefully it helps ..