Red And Runny Bumps At The Bottom Of The Mouth Of A 6-year-old Child?

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My daughter has a bump on the inside of the lower lip which sometimes grows bigger and the kafang shrinks, sometimes the color is red, sometimes red, it tends to turn purple and sometimes there is a liquid in the middle of the bump as big as the tip of the pinky finger of a 6-year-old child. Please help, I guess what should you see a doctor, all I ask is what was referred to the oral surgeon or skin specialist? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Yani,

Thank you for the question.

The appearance of a bump on the inside of the lower lip that is purplish red and seems to contain fluid in it is most likely caused by a mucocele. This condition is formed due to blocked salivary glands causing mucus to accumulate covered in a membrane called a cyst. Lumps caused by mucocele are often harmless. However, if inflamed, mucocele can be painful, swell, even burst, and experience a secondary infection so of course it can be very annoying for sufferers.

In addition to mucocele, a lump on the inside of your child's lower lip may also be caused by other conditions, such as polyps, fibromas, herpes, herpetiformis dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, hand foot and mouth disease, infections or other tumors in the oral cavity, etc.

Depending on the cause, your child's condition may or may not be dangerous. To be sure, a physical examination is needed directly by the ENT doctor or dentist. In cases that are suspected of being dangerous, it may be that the doctor directs your child to undergo a biopsy so that the cause of the lump on his lips is well known.

In the meantime, what needs to be done:

 Encourage children not to manipulate excessive lumps Not to stab, squeeze, or pull lumps with any instrument Limit giving children food that is hard, sticky, and too hot If there is food, toothpaste, drugs, or certain substances that make children allergic, keep it away from diligent children brush their teeth, teach them to rinse with salt solution Ask the child to rest, drink water, and eat more fruits rich in vitamin C Hope it helps ..

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