Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MumLu | 2012-01-23



I have a 2yr old son, his very healthy, but he has some sores that just don''t heal, behind his ear is a cut that doesn''t close up it always wet and on 1 of his middle fingers both inside and out he has sores that also does heal its been there for some time, o and also he fell on his knee and instead of healing it looks like there is pus inside and all the sores are painfull when i try to look at it. Should i take him to a Paed or a dermatologist.

Expert's Reply



This sounds like a very common skin infection in children called 'impetigo' This skin infection is usually caused by bacteria known as 'strep or staph' It is best to treat this skin problem with an antibiotic taken by mouth as well as antibiotic ointment.Please take your son to be seen by his doctor. Please take the name of this skin condition with you to show the doctor:'Impetigo'

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