Is It Dangerous To Pee A Child In Red?
Hello, my child is 19 months old. Yesterday when I peed, how come the color is red? Then it smells like the smell of blood? Is it dangerous?
Thank you for the question.
In infants, reddish urine can occur naturally due to the influence of certain types of food and drugs, such as beets, dragon fruit, streptomycin, penicillin, and so on. However, there are times when the baby's urine is red because it does contain blood, such as due to urinary tract infections, glomerulonephritis, bleeding disorders (such as due to sickle cell anemia or hemophilia), injury around the sex organs or urinary organs, and so on.
Diagnosing the cause of reddish urine in infants should be carried out by direct physical examination by a doctor, coupled with several supporting examinations, such as urine tests, blood tests, x-rays, or ultrasound. Therefore, for your baby to be handled properly, you need to have it checked directly to the doctor or pediatrician.
At home, you now need to focus more on giving your baby more milk, drinking water, and eating a variety of balanced nutritionally valued foods. Also make sure the cleanliness of your baby's intimate area is always maintained, and do not carelessly give medication without consulting first to the doctor.
Hope this helps ...