Watery Red Spots Appear All Over The Body Of A 3-year-old Child?
Good afternoon, I want to ask about my child’s illness. My son is currently 3 years old. At first my child experienced itching and red spots appeared like prickly heat on his body. and spots appear on his hands, it also itch. about four days ago, on the sole of his foot, near his ring finger, a bouncy appeared rather large and wide, the size of a corn kernel and filled with pus and he also complained of pain. After going to the doctor he said it was an infection. Then I was given painkillers and fever, but now the bubbles appear again but they contain clear liquid. currently there are 3 circles. there are approximately 3 pieces but only appear on the legs only. You could say this is the size of a corn kernel. does my child have chickenpox? and my son always complains of pain. should i go to the doctor again or wait until the medicine that was given before runs out? please help..thanks in advance..
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Red spots, blisters, pus, that feel itchy, painful, and festering on the body, hands, and feet can indeed be a sign of infection. One type of infection that can give rise to a clinical appearance similar to that of your child is chickenpox (varicella). Chickenpox is caused by infection with the Varicella zoster virus. This virus can enter the body generally as a result of inhaling saliva droplets from the patient's respiratory tract, for example when the patient coughs, sneezes, or spits. In addition, direct or indirect contact with smallpox lesions can cause transmission.
In general, skin lesions due to chickenpox will initially be reddish in color, then become prominent, and form a rash of fluid-filled blisters. If there is a secondary infection, these lesions may also become filled with pus. Furthermore, mature lesions may rupture, then dry to form a scab. The spread of the lesions generally starts from the middle of the body, namely the chest, abdomen, and genitals, and then spreads to the right and left sides.
In addition to chickenpox, your child's complaints may also arise due to other causes, such as the Singapore flu (hand-foot-and mouth disease), folliculitis, measles (measles), Herpes zoster (fire pox), scabies (scabies), miliaria. (prickly heat), impetigo, and so on. It is also possible, not an infection that causes the complaint, but atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, drug eruptions, and so on.
If you have checked your child to the doctor and given treatment, then you should give the drug to your child regularly according to the doctor's advice. If within 3 days there is no significant improvement, you can check your child back to the doctor to be re-evaluated the progress of the disease. Maybe, the doctor will recommend that you undergo further tests, such as allergy tests, laboratory tests, and so on. Or, it could be that the doctor will refer your child to a pediatrician or dermatologist.
In the meantime, in addition to giving medicine according to the doctor's advice, you should do the following tips:
Bathe your child twice a day with a special soap for children. Give him clean, loose, and soft clothes. Do not rub or squeeze any skin lesions that appear. Also, teach your child not to overhandle the lesions on his skin. Avoid exchanging personal items. with other people to minimize the risk of transmission Let the child rest more Keep the child from being exposed to substances that risk making him allergic or irritating Hope this helps..
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