Childhood Diseases

Posted by: MELANIE | 2009-03-10


Sores on my Daughter

Hi, My daughter keeps getting these boil like sores on her bottom area. They become hard and a sac of pus forms if it has not been squeezed. I have noticed that in a warm bath the pus is drawn out like a worm, but it is not a worm? Once it is squeezed, the sores spread .
I have taken her to the doctor and they have advised that it is a siphicocolis, not sure if i have spelt it correctly. this virus is passed from animals? Please can you give me your feedback.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is getting recurrent problems with boils which is due to a bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus. The best treatment is to clear the boils with an antibiotic called Flucloxacillin. Apply Bactroban ointment to the boils at the same time. She must not bath with other children The bath must be washed out well after she has bathed including the plug. Use a solution of Jik to wash the bath out then rinse it out well.

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