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Posted by: linda | 2009/11/23

boil on head

my 9 yr old has got a boil on his head. what could be the cause and is it serious?

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Hallo Linda
It is usually caused by Staphilococ aureus bacteria. If it is a big boil with a softish centre, your doctor may need to drain it. If it only started, you could try treating it with Bactroban ointment.
dr Bets

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2009/11/23

Hallo Linda
It is usually caused by Staphilococ aureus bacteria. If it is a big boil with a softish centre, your doctor may need to drain it. If it only started, you could try treating it with Bactroban ointment.
dr Bets

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