Fever And Red Rashes Around The Mouth Of A 7-year-old Child?

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Good afternoon doctor, I want to ask, my 7-year-old child has a fever, his height is shivering, the fever occurs at 8 pm, after I give paracetamol and I compress using warm water the heat subsides a little but the chills and chills have not disappeared, during my morning check my child’s lips filled with red rashes like blood that are located like under the epidermis, What I want to ask if these symptoms are commonly experienced by children or there is a serious illness, yes doctor?

1 Answer:

Good morning, thanks for the question

Complaints of reddish rashes around the child's mouth accompanied by fever can be caused by the following medical conditions:

1. Impetigo
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by Stapyhlococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. This disease often occurs in children due to an undeveloped immune system and poor hygiene. Characterized by the appearance of red patches, 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) 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.

If these symptoms have not improved, you should do further consultation with your doctor for direct examination of the lesions on the lips. Avoid scratching the skin lesions and avoid using over-the-counter topical medication. Also always keep clean by routinely cleaning your hands and toys.

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

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