Perforated Ears In A 10 Month Old Child Accompanied By A Lump?
Afternoon r nI want to ask, I have a child aged 10 months above his earlobe, there is a small hole that was born from birth but if you touch it like a lump and the hole looks like it’s clogged, how do you ask for an explanation thanks
Hi Sriipiit .. Thank you for the question.
The hole that is located in front of the earlobe is called a preauricular fistula. This hole is congenital from birth. The formation of this hole or gap occurs because of a channel that fails to close during the fetal development process. This situation is not dangerous if there are no complaints. But infection can occur if not hygienic and enter dirt in the gap. If an infection occurs, an abscess can form. Abscess is a collection of pus that occurs due to infection. If your child is fussy, looks sick, has fever, there is redness, then it's a good idea to have your child checked by an ENT doctor. The doctor will carry out an examination directly and can provide the right treatment. Meanwhile, what you can do:
Avoid holding the area with the lump You can compress it with a warm towel to reduce swelling and redness. Keep the swollen area clean Hopefully useful