The Scars On Children Turn Red When They Have A Fever?
Afternoon doctor, I want to ask. My 4-year-old child has itchy scars on the back, his scars are blackish in color. And every time my child has a fever, he continues to take cold medicine. The scar is actually purplish red. That’s why, doctor, is that normal ??
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Scars that feel itchy are often blackish in color. This condition can be caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is the accumulation of melanin pigment under the surface of the skin due to the inflammatory process when lesions form. This condition is certainly a natural thing to happen.
Regarding scars that turn purplish red when a child has a fever, the condition is generally not a dangerous thing. Fever is the body's response to bacterial and viral infections that enter the body. Children often experience fever, in addition to infection, dehydration can also trigger fever in children. Skin discoloration on the scars is generally not related to fever experienced by children, and the condition is not a serious health disorder.
However, the scars that appear to form colloids, indeed often reveal a surface image of the skin that is redder and shinier than the surrounding normal tissue. This condition can also occur after the scar is scratched, so that a reddish color will appear on the itchy scar area. Other causes such as irritation or allergies can also cause similar symptoms.
Therefore, to find out if your child's scar is a medical condition or not, a direct physical examination is needed. Do not hesitate to take your child to the nearest doctor or dermatologist to confirm the type of skin disorder. The doctor will evaluate and examine your child's scar and give consideration to therapy if needed.
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