Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: mom | 2011-10-20

Q.

sores

Hi, my 20 month old daughter goes to creche and yesterday when I picked her up, she had developed a sore under her nose, which I thought was snot but was not as it would not come off. It looks like a tomato pip. Is there anything I can put on it? I have quadriderm, bactroban, aloe gel? all her vaccinations are up to date.

I also wanted to ask about her appetite. She has a very good appetite, she seems to want food often. She had reflux as a baby and sometimes I had to give her more milk to settle her, despite the dummy, but could have been the sucking reflex on the bottle when a baby. She is not a fussy eater. She eats pronutro cereal, peanut butter sandwhich, banana, blocks of cheese, other fruit, yoghurt and then dinner such as cottage pie and then about 50 to 100mls of milk at bedtime. She is 85cm tall and weights 12.2kgs.

Thanks so much for all your advise for us moms!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are welcome. The sore on your daughter's lip may be the start of a herpes infection which is a virus infection or it may be due to a bacterial infection called impetigo. Try the Bactroban twice a day and see if this helps her.She is doing well on a very good diet so there is no need for concern.Do not change anything.

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