Overcoming Swollen, Itchy And Purulent Lips?

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Hello, it’s been 3 days since my child’s lips are swollen and festering. My child is 4.5 years old. Indeed, his lips are one-sided because he used to suck when the baby was added when he was crawling and hit a small chair (Javanese people call it) until now, how come he can’t recover? so the swelling is usually just swollen then it becomes drained dry and then healed but this time how come it got pus .. How do you deal with it and heal it? Actually, he recovered yesterday after being given itching medicine and ointment, but when he was chewed again, it became swollen and festered again. Is it possible because he often licks his lips .. please help, thank you.

1 Answer:

Hi Cadisz,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The habit of licking or sucking on the child's lips can cause the lip area to become moist. Coupled with the habit of biting or exfoliating the lips, this condition can trigger sores and is a very good ground for harmful microorganisms to breed, such as fungi, bacteria, or others. This condition can eventually trigger inflammation, which makes the lips itchy, sore, reddish, swollen, sores, wet, to fester.


It could also be that your child's swelling and pus on the lips is exacerbated by other factors, such as allergies, contact dermatitis, a history of injury, insect bites, atopic dermatitis, drug eruptions, or other factors. It is also possible that irritation of the lips, for example due to the use of inappropriate toothpaste, will further aggravate your child's complaint.


You should not delay getting your child checked directly to a doctor or pediatrician. Direct examination is necessary to identify possible causes of swelling and pus that occur on his lips. Generally, so that complaints subside, the doctor will prescribe your child drugs such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, and anti-pain which are given topically (topical medicine) or oral (oral medicine). You can also, doctors provide supplements to help nourish your child's lips more optimally.


In the meantime, you should first do the following:

Encourage your child not to touch, lick, bite, peel, or excessively suck on their lips
Get used to diligent children washing their hands and cut their nails regularly
Avoid giving children foods that are too spicy or oily for a while
Teach children to regularly bathe and brush their teeth so that their lips and oral cavity are more clean
Do not give ointments or any other treatment on the lips without direct advice from a doctor
Increase the child's immune system, namely by giving him healthy and nutritious food and drink
Avoid the child's lips from making direct contact with others (for example, when kissed)

Hope it helps ..

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