What is proper wound care for a 5 year old?
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Posted 7/19/2017 10:30 AM (GMT -6)
My daughter presented with a Lyme type rash yesterday, no sign of a tick for sure. We have been in Alaska for 9 days. Also presents with flu like symptoms- running/ stuffy nose. No definitive diagnosis after getting her to a clinic yesterday but put on an anbx ( Ceftin) to cover Lyme Dx. My sweet little patient is 5yo. What do u recommend we do for wound care. Is an epsom salt peroxide soak appropriate for her. Should I put triple anbx ointment on it? I'm a worried mom. Other crazy thing the anbx is in my hotel fridge. It was too cold and started to freeze the oral suspension. Not solid but thick. Is the medication ok? It requires refrigeration 2-8 degrees C. I of course turned the fridge down but not really a scientific way to get it exact for storage conditions.
Posted 7/19/2017 11:08 AM (GMT -6)
Hi pharmgirl -
Glad you posted.
I think the med is OK. The same thing happened to me (different Rx) with the hotel fridge.
It might take awhile for the rash to dissipate. Does the rash itch or hurt? It's doubtful that anything topical will reduce the spread of infection - if that was the goal. the Ceftin should do that. Although I'm not sure what the optimal protocol for children is - others will hopefully post soon who can share more info.
Also, while on abx you might want to include probiotics or probiotic foods to help rebalance the microbiome since the abx kill good bacteria, too. I'd also try to limit sugars and high carb foods until she's done w/ the abx.
I think the soaks are a great way to detox although I'm not sure if there are restrictions for children. If not, I'd add sea salt, maybe an essential oil if she has a favorite scent.
Hope that's helpful -
Chronic late-stage lyme—likely infected in '00; Clinically dx Mar'14 w/ Babs, Fry Labs+ Bart-like, CDC+ Bb. First treated 4-5 viruses & GI/immune. Herbal antimicrobials in May; IV port-started Rocephin in Nov; added vancomycin Mar'16;
DETOX: Pinella/Burbur/Parsley/Milk thistle/Burdock/Red root; Samento/Banderol/Enula; JK/Turmeric; BFM-1; antifung; many many supps; cholestyramine!