Mumsnetters aren't necessarily qualified to help if your child is unwell. If you have any serious medical concerns, we would urge you to consult your GP.

DD 10, repeated abscesses round bum.

(33 Posts)
TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 17:44:06

Not sure what to think.

About a month ago, I was bathing DD, when I felt a lump on her labia(?) further investigation showed a bright red swollen lump which hurt. Rang 111 and they told us to go to Aand E. They gave us antibiotics, about a weeks worth.

About 3 or 4 days after the mess were finished, more huge abscesses appeared. Back to A and E, given stronger medicine.

3 days after meds finished, they reappeared again. Back to doctors, more antibiotics. Am very stressed and worried as we don't know what is happening and why they keep coming back. Also we are going to France in a week, and dread what's going to happen if they come back (the doc gave us antibiotics to take if is should come back)

Why is this happening? They are all round her bum. They never form heads, just large (well huge)red infected lumps, that just keep coming back.

I'm starting to wonder what is happening, and it is worrying me a lot. Any advice. She's the picture of health in every other way.

SonicSpotlight Sun 17-Jul-16 17:47:47

You were bathing a 10 year old?

P1nkP0ppy Sun 17-Jul-16 17:48:35

Try putting Savlon cream on them, and put a capful of Savlon in the bath water.
I know my dn had something similar and Savlon cleared them up. You can use Hibiscrub too.

Fairylea Sun 17-Jul-16 17:52:40

You were bathing a 10 year old that intimately?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 17:54:14

Thanks Sonic, that was really helpful and totally irrelevant to this thread, and it was a good job I did otherwise they would have become much worse😡😡

i have fucidin cream, and wonder if that might help? Why won't they go, and why why why, do they keep coming back?

BitchPeas Sun 17-Jul-16 17:54:58

At 10, did she not notice it herself? And why were you bathing her?

BitchPeas Sun 17-Jul-16 17:56:10

Don't be angry, there is no need to bath a NT 10yr old that intimately. Are they painful? Did she not notice before you discovered it?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 17:56:25

No, she didn't notice them herself, although she said they had been hurting for a bit.

janethegirl2 Sun 17-Jul-16 17:57:57

The 10 yo may not be able to bath herself. The op wants help sorting out the abscesses, not criticism re her care of her dd.

Dutchcourage Sun 17-Jul-16 17:58:55

Why are you bathing her there? Have you not taught her to wash correctly by herself. Sorry but I find that a bit weird.

hownottofuckup Sun 17-Jul-16 17:59:18

It does seem a little unusual to be intimately washing a 10 yr old though. I thought you meant 10 months.

hownottofuckup Sun 17-Jul-16 18:00:32

What did the doctors say they thought it was?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:00:39

They were just at the top of her leg. After I had found that one, l looked further, and there loads of them, but some were little and some much bigger.

They seem to be infecting by contact across her bum cheeks. They are all round her anus and where her buttocks meet, as well as some further up at the curve of the top of her legs

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:02:29

The doctor didn't know, they said if they keep coming back they'd refer her.

I'm getting really worried about them. If they won't move with 2 lots of strong antibiotics how are they going to go?

hownottofuckup Sun 17-Jul-16 18:02:57

Is it Molluscum Contagiosum?

SpareHead3 Sun 17-Jul-16 18:03:52

Impetigo?

hownottofuckup Sun 17-Jul-16 18:04:03

Ah ok guess it's not CM then.
If they don't go, when you go back they'll probably refer you to a specialist?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:04:43

I suspect she has that as well. I've noticed what l think is Molluscum too, after closer infection. But the abscesses don't seem to appear where the Molluscum was. They just appear as huge red lumps with no surface evidence at all

Fretfulparent Sun 17-Jul-16 18:07:32

Need to rule out diabetes and Crohns disease as underlying causes,
so she needs further investigation by the GP.

justabigdisco Sun 17-Jul-16 18:07:43

Has she been tested for diabetes at all?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:08:45

I don't think it's impetigo. These are huge red lumps, bigger than a £2 piece.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:10:03

The hospital tested for diabetes. It was negative. I've looked at Chrons, but she just doesn't seem to have any other symptoms. She's very tall for her age and usually really healthy.

LizKeen Sun 17-Jul-16 18:11:49

Could she be allergic to something? Washing powder? The material on her pants?

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:13:55

And l wasn't bathing her that intimately. I was knelt at the side of the bath, talking to her. I just swooshed water round her and accidentally felt them ( not that should have to justify it)

I'm just worried about prognosis.

TheEmojiFormerlyKnownAsPrince Sun 17-Jul-16 18:17:51

They're not itchy spots. They are like huge blind boils that hurt to touch

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now