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1 year old child has red fluid filled blisters on outer labia. What could it be?

Dec 2012
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I care for a 1 year old child with red fluid filled blisters on her outer labia. She has had these for a minimum of two weeks without improvement.

Posted Fri, 4 Oct 2013 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Nsah Bernard 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Obviously an infection

Detailed Answer:

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From your description, it seems the child has contracted an infection with the most likely cause being of bacterial or fungal origin but hardly viral (even though possible because of her age). If the rashes have been persisting then it is probably because she has not yet been placed on an appropriate medication. You should contact a pediatrician or a antiseptic soap for her bathes.
Treatment from this point will depend on the cause. She might need oral antibiotics, topical antibiotics/steroids/antifungi etc.

Hope this helps and wish you both the best.
Dr. Nsah
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