Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: anonymous | 2009/05/20

Q.

cancer

my 2 year old daughter developed a painful lump under her foot 8 weeks ago. it latter burst and released watery fluid and the would healed. now a hard painful swelling has developed on her thigh just below the abdomen. what could it be. some say its cancer, could it be?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is an infection, not cancer. She may have a thorn or a piece of glass orsomething else sticking in the sole of her foot and causing an infection. Please have her seen by a doctor.

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