The Cause Of A Child’s Left Leg Suddenly Swollen?
Hello, I want to ask my child aged 1 year ½ 2 days ago experienced swelling in the left leg only, is there a way to reduce the swelling? I have been using traditional methods but no effect on the swelling
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Swelling is an inflammatory or inflammatory process that occurs in certain parts of the body due to a sterile inflammatory process, infection, or trauma. Swelling is often accompanied by accompanying complaints such as tenderness, pain when moving, redness in the swelling area, localized or extensive, and can be accompanied by fever, depending on the cause of the swelling itself.
Some of the conditions below can trigger swelling in the body, such as:
1. an infected wound
2. trauma trauma, sharp object trauma
3. broken bones
6. metabolic system disorders, such as liver disorders, kidney function disorders
In connection with your question, if your child has swelling in the legs, this complaint is often caused by a history of falls or sprains, causing sterile inflammation in the trauma area or sprained area. This sterile inflammation can occur if it is not accompanied by an open wound, however, if accompanied by a wound, either a babras wound or a torn wound, then the possibility of injury accompanied by infection may occur. So, early treatment after trauma needs to be done well, one of them is by reducing the burden of the foot which is good to try to reduce the activity of running or jumping to help the recovery period of your child's feet.
However, to ascertain the cause and ascertain this swelling condition, you should visit your family doctor or your child's doctor for further examination. The doctor will do a physical examination, and if necessary, a radiological examination can be planned. Handling and care can be given according to the examination results obtained.
For now you can apply cold compresses to the swelling area, and it is hoped that the swelling will decrease after 5-7 days depending on the cause.
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