What's better on a hot day than a cold popsicle? For some children a cold popsicle can lead to skin changes in the comer of their mouths. Skin exposed to cold air or objects, such as a popsicle, may turn red. hard, and swollen. This problem, called pannlculitis, is not painful. Most commonly the lesion begins in the comer of the child's mouth and spreads onto the cheeks. The lesions usually go away in five to seven days. Most children with this problem outgrow it.
It's unknown why some children are very sensitive to cold exposure, while others never have any problems. The rash is likely to recur if the skin is reexposed to cold. There have been no reports of persistent or permanent skin changes. The only treatment is to avoid exposing the child's skin to cold objects or air. So if your child develops popsicle panniculitis, the only treatment is finding another summertime treat.
Pediatric Emergency Care, 4/92, pp. 91-3.
If you don't understand the language, then you can't under stand what your doctor is telling you. To help lessen the confusion we offer these definitions:
Artery-the study of fine paintings
Barium-what you do when CPR fails
Benign-what you be after you be
Cesarean section-a district in Rome
Colic-a sheep dog
Dilate-to live long
Hangnail-a coat hook
Medical staff-a doctor's cane
Minor operation-digging coal
Morbid-a higher offer
Nitrate-cheaper than the day rate
Node-was aware of
Protein-in favor of young people
Serology-study of English knight - hood
Tablet-a small table
Tumor-an extra pair
Urine-opposite of you're out
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