Watery Sores On The Buttocks Due To Irritation Of The Dressing?
Hello, have a question. My child has a wound on the back (sorry, buttocks). Initially it was itchy due to irritation from the bandage, because it was scratched and it ended up becoming a sore and watery. Are drinking medicines and ointments suitable for the wound so that it dries quickly and heals? As well as what foods should be challenged and eaten to help the healing process? My son did not want to go to the doctor because he was embarrassed, because the wound was in that area (buttocks). Then, if you have water and defecate, you must be exposed to water, what are the ways to deal with it so that it dries quickly and heals the wound. Thank you
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Sores on the buttocks can be caused by various things, considering that the area is very sensitive and moist skin. Moisture can trigger the growth of bacteria and fungi. The current situation, namely a watery wound if not treated properly can cause the wound to not heal and the infection to get worse, which may lead to serious pus and swelling.
Possible causes of an itchy buttock include:
yeast infection / ringworm. the infection is characterized by a characteristic red, ring-shaped rash with irregular edges. usually appears on the skin of the feet, head, and genitals. The symptoms are so very itchy. Contact dermatitis: is an inflammatory rash due to skin contact with certain irritants or it can also cause allergies to skin that is in direct contact. Symptoms include a sensation of itching, heat, swelling of irritated / allergic skin accompanied by redness, to pain. If within a certain time it is not treated properly, it can become a sore accompanied by pus, increasing pain, body discomfort, and fever. secondary infection due to scratching: starting with an infection in the skin, then due to continuous scratching, the ulcer structure becomes brittle until discharge which has the potential as a medium for bacterial infection on the skin. To be able to ascertain the cause, of course, not only by consulting in writing, but also having to see first hand how the actual form of the lesion or skin disorder occurred. Because by looking at the shape of the lesion it will appear certain characteristics that distinguish one infection from another. After the cause is certain, the right and effective treatment can be selected for the disease. So it is appropriate for you to invite your child to meet and consult directly with a dermatologist, so that the dermatologist can conclude the cause of the examination he has done.
While at home you can take several steps to relieve the complaints that are felt by your child, namely:
keep the wound clean by cleaning the wound with clean water / NaCl solution. dry with sterile gauze, apply an antibiotic ointment that can be obtained from a closed pharmacy / wrapped with sterile gauze when finished BAK / BAB then dry with sterile gauze and then reapply antibiotic ointment avoid using underwear that does not absorb sweat avoid activities that increase humidity in the groin area the information we convey, may be useful for you. Thanks.