Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Family matters/health  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 28.10.2011, 15:43
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Basel
Posts: 24
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
CookieMonster has no particular reputation at present
Perianal abscess on toddler

Dear all, I was wondering of anyone has any experience with this and also if anyone can recommend a dr(homeopathic/ or very experienced in such cases) my 14 month old toddler was diagnosed and treated for one of these last month( was in hospital and had surgery to incise and drain) and antibiotics, yet it has not healed it still is draining and inflamed. Despite going back to the hospital three times they keep saying give it time, but as its been a month and I don't see too much improvement I'm wondering if it needs further treatment. I would appreciate anyone who has had experience with this horrible affliction or knows any good drs for this.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank CookieMonster for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 28.10.2011, 16:05
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

Quote:
View Post
Dear all, I was wondering of anyone has any experience with this and also if anyone can recommend a dr(homeopathic/ or very experienced in such cases) my 14 month old toddler was diagnosed and treated for one of these last month( was in hospital and had surgery to incise and drain) and antibiotics, yet it has not healed it still is draining and inflamed. Despite going back to the hospital three times they keep saying give it time, but as its been a month and I don't see too much improvement I'm wondering if it needs further treatment. I would appreciate anyone who has had experience with this horrible affliction or knows any good drs for this.
What is it with the medical queries in here? In nearly all cases people seem to be disagreeing with their diagnosis or treatment, then somehow expect a bunch of complete strangers on a non-medical forum to do better.

Talk to your doctor. Express your concerns. Ask if it's normal. Insist on full explanations. Follow the prescribed treatment. Don't expect some sort of mumbo-jumbo to do better than the medical profession.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank for this useful post:
The following 3 users groan at for this post:
  #3  
Old 28.10.2011, 16:12
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Basel
Posts: 24
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
CookieMonster has no particular reputation at present
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

Thanks for, that I am not asking for a diagnosis, treatment plan and prescription. If u read my post I am asking if anyone has experienced this and also if they can recommend a good physician.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank CookieMonster for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 28.10.2011, 16:17
cyrus's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Emmenbruecke
Posts: 2,904
Groaned at 37 Times in 34 Posts
Thanked 3,471 Times in 1,513 Posts
cyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond reputecyrus has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

If you're looking for a homepathic "physician" you really just looking for something to do while it heals. It will heal, on it's own, but some kind soul will relive you of your cash to give you some encouraging words and some useless sugar pills if you wish, while nature carries on regardless.

You can achieve the same effect at home, get something the kid likes, give it to the kid while saying it will make them feel better. There, you're a homeopath.
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank cyrus for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 28.10.2011, 17:02
dino's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,631
Groaned at 31 Times in 24 Posts
Thanked 1,279 Times in 628 Posts
dino has a reputation beyond reputedino has a reputation beyond reputedino has a reputation beyond reputedino has a reputation beyond reputedino has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

she said Homoeopathic doctor, not Investment adviser.....
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank dino for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 28.10.2011, 17:06
Upthehatters2008's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: In the kitchen at parties.
Posts: 4,540
Groaned at 204 Times in 120 Posts
Thanked 6,078 Times in 2,378 Posts
Upthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond reputeUpthehatters2008 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

Pulsatilla 1M, 12 times daily.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 28.10.2011, 18:53
swisscath's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: adliswil
Posts: 529
Groaned at 2 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 689 Times in 307 Posts
swisscath has a reputation beyond reputeswisscath has a reputation beyond reputeswisscath has a reputation beyond reputeswisscath has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

I can't advise on homeopathic remedies, but I can remember looking after someone who had a perianal abcess in hospital, and he'd had it for months. So sometimes they can take a long time to heal. Like previously mentioned above, do take the time to have a good talk with a doctor who is treating your toddler, until they can at least tell you what to expect, how long it can go on for etc. It's not a nice thing to have, and I feel for both your littlun and you. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 28.10.2011, 19:01
ecb's Avatar
ecb ecb is offline
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: out n about - it's summer!
Posts: 2,200
Groaned at 8 Times in 8 Posts
Thanked 3,567 Times in 1,323 Posts
ecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond reputeecb has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

Cookie Monster, Our doctor in Liestal is a homeopathic doctor .. ie combines a standard medical training with homeopathy training. He sees children as well as adults. If you are interested, let me know and I will send you a pm with details.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 28.10.2011, 19:10
bedevil's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Zurich
Posts: 250
Groaned at 2 Times in 2 Posts
Thanked 215 Times in 96 Posts
bedevil has an excellent reputationbedevil has an excellent reputationbedevil has an excellent reputationbedevil has an excellent reputation
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

I hope your little one feels better. My brother had one of these a few years ago, and I know it was extremely painful. Tears would suddenly start coming, and he wasn't even aware of it because he was in so much pain.
After the surgery to remove/drain the thing it took him closer to 6 months for it to really heal. If I remember correctly, at some point the discharge started getting a bit grainy, and it wasn't long after that that it healed.

Sorry I can't make a recommendation about a physician, but if you are really unhappy with who you have, or don't trust them, then yes, find someone new. These absesses can come back, but I would give you child some more time to heal first seeing as how you have already been back to the doctor.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 28.10.2011, 21:10
Sky's Avatar
Sky Sky is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Somewhere special far away
Posts: 4,322
Groaned at 69 Times in 51 Posts
Thanked 7,190 Times in 2,662 Posts
Sky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond reputeSky has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

Forget homeopathy for something as serious as an abscess.
You need to make another appointment with the doctor, and get a blood test to find out what bacteria you're up against.
Ask also for an antibiogram as to find which antibiotic would be efficient for that particular strain of bacteria.

Homeopathy is a joke in this case, seriously.
I'm not saying it doesn't work for minor ailments, but I wouldn't even consider what you've described.

And if you don't like the answer from the doctor, really do get a second opinion, don't feel obliged.
__________________
.
"Il mondo fatto a scale, chi le scende e chi le sale"
Reply With Quote
The following 6 users would like to thank Sky for this useful post:
  #11  
Old 28.10.2011, 21:39
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

+1 for a second opinion with another doctor. For something serious like this you should follow up until you are satisfied and the little one has made an improvement.

Not so sure about homeopathy for when it gets to this stage - sounds like it needs some specific medication and treatment.

Not sure if it's the same but a friend of mine (adult) had surgery for a perianal abscess a few years ago and it took a long time to heal. It had to heal from the bottom of the wound up and needed regular dressing changes.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 28.10.2011, 22:10
FriendlyKiwi's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Shoppinzentrum
Posts: 1,781
Groaned at 19 Times in 15 Posts
Thanked 914 Times in 551 Posts
FriendlyKiwi has a reputation beyond reputeFriendlyKiwi has a reputation beyond reputeFriendlyKiwi has a reputation beyond reputeFriendlyKiwi has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

I had one when I was a wee young lad in my 20s.
Took weeks and weeks of healing, with daily dressing changes.

Give it time.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 30.10.2011, 21:15
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 170
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 109 Times in 55 Posts
vallers has no particular reputation at present
Re: Perianal abscess on toddler

I didn't have a Perianal abscess but one under my arm that needed surgery to deal with it in South Africa last year.

The hospital I went to had a wound clinic and the Sister in charge is renowned across the hospital group for her ability to deal with any wound infections and abscesses.
She uses a gel with about 40% medical grade honey. I think it was called Melladerm Gel - anyway, I needed my dressings changed evey 3 days - it needs to be left there for 2 or 3 days to work.

It was really good and it might be worth talking to your doctor about it - don't try and get it on your own and use it, you really need to have a wound or infection specialist manage the treatment.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Toddler Troubles smilesllb Family matters/health 40 16.10.2010 14:50
car seat or not for toddler on long haul flight? kri Family matters/health 21 22.09.2010 15:03


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 14:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0