Causes The Child’s Lips To Blister?
asslm, my name is arda, I want to ask, on the tip of my child’s lips, my child is 5 years old. what cause?
Hello Arda, thanks in advance for the question.
Blisters on the mouth area can be caused by various factors, such as the possibility of infection such as herpes simplex virus infection (HSV type 1 that causes infection in the mouth area) especially if the symptoms begin with complaints of fluid-filled lumps that after rupture can become open sores. In addition to the possibility of HSV infection, other skin disorders that can include blisters include:
- HFM diseases (hand, foot and mouth diseases) or hand and foot disease or often called Singapore flu, blisters can usually be found around the mouth or reddish spots on the hands and feet, this disease is very contagious and can attack children aged <5 years, the cause is the coxsackie A16 virus which is transmitted through direct contact with body fluids (saliva, snot, phlegm, feces, etc.).
-Pemfigus or pemphigus vulgaris is a fairly serious skin disease with blisters on the skin, and can occur in any part of the body such as the inside of the mouth, nose, throat, or other areas of the body. This disease is an autoimmune disease.
- Bullous epidermolysis, a group of diseases that can generally be inherited which causes the skin to become brittle and easily blister. because it can be inherited then the cause is associated with mutations in genes.
In addition to some of the conditions above skin disorders, other possibilities for example: the presence of irritation around the mouth skin, perioral dermatitis, atopic eczema, allergic reactions, vitamin C deficiency, etc. To ascertain the exact cause then it needs to be examined directly by a doctor, you can have your child checked directly to a dermatologist, so that by looking at the skin disorders directly the doctor can determine the cause and determine the right treatment.
Our advice for you, keep the cleanliness of your child's lips area, increase the consumption of water to moisturize the lips, avoid the consumption of spicy foods, acids or other foods that can cause skin irritation, and consumption of foods containing vitamin C.
Thus information from us, hopefully helps.