Lumps Around The Anus In Newborns?
Hello. My child has a lump near the anus. The lump appears after a few days of birth. At first the lump was hard and red. A few days later it started to fester. After a few days of recovery, there are still scars. About 2 months, the blemishes started to fester again. Then it heals again but there are still scars. Once it happened over and over again. Then the lumps appeared and festered. Even 3 lumps have appeared. After festering it will heal and start to release pus again. My ank is now 1.4 months old. Until now there are still lump marks. And a little hard on the former lump.
Hello, Echa Alfarezha, thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
Lumps around the anus can be caused by several possible causes:
1. Perianal abscess, or a collection of pus that forms a lump located around the anus
2. Perianal fistula, there is a small channel between the inner anus and the outside of the skin so that repeated infections often occur because bacteria from feces in the intestine can repeatedly collect and infect
3. Scabies, an infection by sarcoptes scabiei, can cause lumps with pus, itching, and often attacks the buttocks, genitals, between the fingers, and the whole body.
To determine the cause, you should check with a doctor. The doctor will examine it, see its shape directly so that you can identify what abnormalities are occurring, and if necessary, additional investigations will be carried out. Treatment depends on the cause.
Some of these things can be done to prevent worsening and reduce the severity:
1. Go to the doctor immediately
2. Soak or compress with warm water
3. If there is a family member who has the same disease, get it checked too
4. If there are other lumps all over the body, itching, multiple (more than 2), replace and wash all furniture used by the sufferer (clothes, sheets, blankets, mattresses, etc.) and report it to the doctor
Immediately take it to the doctor, especially if the baby cannot defecate, cannot fart, has hard bowel movements, bloody / mucus, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, no appetite.
That's all, hopefully it's useful.
Greetings, dr. Sarah Rizqia.