Perianal abscess and Fissure in baby boyHi I'm hoping you may be able to help me. I've read up alot of replies on your site regarding this but all advice seems to be for adults.
Apologies for spelling in advance!
Could you tell me is there a remedy for an 11 month old boy (my son) who has had 2 perianal abscesses within 2 months of each other, but on different sites - one right side (3'o'clock) and one on the left side (9 o'clock) which came up within 2 months of each other - so had to have surgery (general anisetic) drainage for it which really was a bad time for him. All that packing and prodding in an open wound really distressed him!
Surgeons concluded that there was no channel linking the two abcess through his back passage. So that was good.
Although as parents we thought that both sites had healed proply - however before the post surgery outpatients appt at hospital my son had had a few small pus like spots appear right near each healed scar. We popped one of them to release the pus the other one popped of itself. We were worried it was a sign of abcess returning. However at the outpatients appt we told doctors of this and they then said its a sign of anal fissure and that they would prescribe 2 week course of antibiotics to clear any more infections and to return to them in 3 weeks - if he was still having spots then they want to 'have a look around' - CUT HIM OPEN and do a fissure op on both sides (weeks apart) one side first then the other!!!!
Well I am so scared for baby to have this again as he was totally distressed at being operated on and so many people prodding and looking at his bum over the last 3 months i don't want to put him through more invasive operations especially reading so many post on here about how the operations haven't cured anything. It also took him longer to learn how to sit - he couldn't sit till 9 months old had the first operation on New Years Eve at 7 months old.
We go back for the 2nd outpatients appt on monday and he has had 3-4 more pus spots since even though on antibiotics (so that means they didn't work). We have popped them ourselves and only a little bit of pus come out - like a spot you get on your face they are small - but filled with pus - and don't seem to bring him pain.
The pus spots don't seem to bother him so I feel like I am prepared to keep popping them as and when they come up (every week it seems atm) and hope and pray that he just doesn't get them anymore one day that they just disappear.
My questions are:
Is there any therapy we could try him on safely as he is a baby?
Is this something he will have to live with for the rest of his life?
Would surgery be the best option and how successful is it really?
Really hope you get to read this thread as not sure its in the right section.
Wundawoman on 2010-04-15
I understand very well that this can be quite stress full for both the child and for you. And I hope that I can help you. what I am doing is classical homeopathy, and I checked my literature on this subject, and found that there are about 10 different homeopath medicines used to cure this illness.
It is therefore important to get as much information as possible about your son, physically and mentally, emotionally.
Sets up a few standard questions you can answer. So we can use it as a starting point.
As I have said before, homeopathy is like a detective work where you have to look for clues to find the criminals, in this case, the right medicine.
Here comes the questions.
Are the symptoms accompanied by other subtle symptoms? For example, sweats, chills, thirst, aversion to touch, swollen glands, desire or aversion to certain foods, weak legs and arms, etc?
What is typical of your symptoms?
Are they sudden or gradual, they are constant or come and go, how frequent are they?
Do you have mental problems?
Restless, irritable, angry, nervous, crying for nothing, self-pity, hypersensitive, casually, you will be alone, anxious, desire for compassion.
Is there anything that makes the symptoms better or worse?
Hot or cold, fresh air, hot or cold packs, to sit or stand, to lie in a certain way, physical or mental exertion, emotional stress?
Practitioner of classical homeopathy.
Parakletos. 9 years ago
as the boy is too small to undergo traumatic surgeries on e after another and it can also cause damage to her defecating system so avoid surgeries.
mam your son will be surely live a disease free live enjoying his wonderful childhood & i am very confident of that.
Dr Abhishek Mukherjee
om sai clinic
Dr Abhishek 9 years ago
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