Medication For Wound On The Right And Left Lip For Children Aged 5 Years?

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Evening doctor, I want to ask if mikanazole ointment can be used to treat fungal wounds on the lips at the age of 5 years and how to use it ..

1 Answer:

Hi Ferly,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Sores on the ends of the lips in children are not always caused by a yeast infection. Often times, sores on the tips of the lips occur because the skin around the lips is dry. Children are more prone to experiencing this condition due to the following factors:

The habit of wetting the lips with saliva The habit of biting or exfoliating the lips Lack of drinking Exposure to cold, dry or windy environmental conditions, etc. Other factors that can also cause the tip of the lips to become sore, namely:

Mechanical trauma, for example due to scratching Scorbut (vitamin C deficiency) Improper use of soap or skin and dental care products Infection, not only due to fungi, but also due to viruses or bacteria Contact dermatitis, etc. Miconazole ointment contains an active ingredient of anti-fungal substances . This ointment can be used to help treat skin problems caused by fungal infections, including fungal infections around the lips. However, since the cause of the wound on the tip of your child's lips is not necessarily a fungal infection, giving this ointment is not necessarily the right one.

Therefore, you should not rush to provide treatment for your child's skin problem. The use of inappropriate ointments in children is very risky for causing allergies, or other negative reactions that can make complaints more difficult to cure. Check with your child first to the doctor so that they can be given treatment according to their condition.

Currently, you can clean the wound that appears on the tip of your child's lips regularly, namely with a clean gauze moistened using NaCl (intravenous fluid). Avoid forcibly peeling the wound, or giving any treatment except on the advice of a doctor. Encourage your child to drink and eat more foods rich in vitamin C, and avoid actions that can trigger sores on the tip of the lips (as described above).

Hope it helps ..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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