Swollen And Pus Wounds In Children Aged 19 Months?
I want to ask my son, who is 19 months old, his hands are stuck and there is a slight wound that keeps on becoming swollen and blue and there is pus, how to treat it, and what is the cure
Hello, good morning Poetra ...
When a part of the body is injured, the body responds with an inflammatory reaction. Inflammatory reactions include the emergence of pain, redness, swelling, the body feels warm, and temporarily loses its function (for example, it becomes difficult to move, can not feel / feel, etc.). When injured, blood vessels can also be injured, resulting in the release of blood cells from blood vessels. These blood cells can get out through the open layer of skin into a bloody wound, but can also be retained under the surface of the skin, which in turn will eventually cause a bluish tint on the skin (called a hematoma). Thus, it is natural if after an injury, your child will experience swelling and blueness in the injured limb. Usually the swelling and bluish skin will gradually decrease in less than one week.
However, if the swelling complaint lasts long and is accompanied by discharge of pus (as you mentioned in the question), then we strongly recommend that you take your child to the doctor for further examination and treatment, especially if your child later has a fever and parts an injured body becomes difficult to move. The appearance of pus, severe pain, and fever, can be a sign of infection, so the treatment needs to be done by a doctor. The doctor will examine the wound, and if needed, the doctor will perform pus cleaning action so that the wound becomes cleaner and easier to dry. If indeed the wound has an infection, the doctor will usually give an antibiotic topical medication to help deal with the infection of the wound, and if deemed necessary (from the results of direct examination), the doctor can also suggest the consumption of antibiotic drugs.
That's all, hopefully it helps ..