Childhood Diseases

Posted by: gina | 2010-10-13



Hello Prof,
My 16 month old son had a cut on his leg and after one week it began to swell, so I took him to the doc who cut it to drain the pus and prescribed Augmentin SF for 5 days and bactroban to apply. After now what is 3 days, the swelling is gone down a bit but there is still pus in there when i press on it. Pls advise me will the antibiotic dry the pus or how is it suppose to heal because the doc says i must not press it but it is not draining by itself and you can see it is still a bit inflamed around the sore.

Expert's Reply



The pus does seem to be draining or is now less than before although some still remains and the swelling is going down which is a good sign. The combination of the antibiotic and the Bactroban should deal with the infection.If the wound has not cleared of pus after 5 days your son should be seen again by the doctor.

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