Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2018/01/17

Q.

unknown sores

Good day, We were at the beach two weeks ago and my kid got a sore somewhere that looked like a small cigarette burn, I thought at first that she maybe walked into someone who accidentally burned her, however the mark just got bigger and bigger. when we got home a week later I noticed the same mark on her leg. I took her to a pharmacist who advised that it looks like an insect bit her (because of the red around the sore) and they gave me Bactroban. I have been treating the sore everyday and yesterday I saw she got a new one on her other leg. Any advise on what it can be and how I can treat it, getting worried now (I have photos, but dont see an option here to attach them)

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2018/01/22

It sounds to me as if your daughter has got a skin infection called impetigo (Google 'impetigo'). This is simple to treat but she will need an antibiotic by mouth if it is indeed impetigo. Please ask your doctor to see her and mention that I think that your daughter may have impetigo.

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