Overcoming Swollen Child’s Hands After Swimming In The Sea?
I want to ask my 2-year-old child. As a result of swimming in the beach my son’s hands got hit with fish and now it is swollen.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Fish do not generally sting, so if there is swelling, your child may be exposed to other sharp objects that are around the beach. But apart from that, swelling is one sign of inflammation or infection.
What you can do about this condition is to compress the swollen part with a warm compress, and to apply eucalyptus oil or wasp oil. You may give a fever-reducing medicine that can also act as a pain reliever that is safe for your child and is sold freely. Always remember to read the rules of use before using.
If the swelling enlarges, or pus comes out, your child has a fever or there is something stuck, check your child immediately to the general practitioner or to the pediatrician for further examination and treatment. So, hopefully answering your question.