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Treatment for boil on the eyelashes in a one year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Good Morning
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   My son is a year old and he got a boil on his eyebrow
Doctor :   How big is the boil ?
User :   its a very small in size but have lot of redishness around
User :   its near to eye lashes
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   sorry its on eyelashes
Doctor :   Since how many days and is it painful,itching,reddish ?
User :   its since saturday
User :   its reddish
User :   not sure about itching and painful
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please follow the following steps : User :   please
Doctor :   1. Use Soframycin ointment after morning bath.
Doctor :   2. Use kamillosan ointment every evening before bed.
Doctor :   3. Give hot water sponging on it everyday twice.
Doctor :   4. Baby needs a course of broad spectrum antibiotic like Augmentin or Ciprofloxacin for 5 days.
Doctor :   I cannot prescribe this as we are not supposed to without physically examining the patient and is against medical ethics.
Doctor :   Hope you understand my constraint,
Doctor :   Warm moist compresses encourage furuncles to drain, which speeds healing. Gently soak the area with a warm, moist cloth several times each day. Deep or large lesions may need to be drained surgically by a health care provider. Never squeeze a boil or attempt to cut it open it at home because this can spread the infection and make it worse.
Doctor :   Are you there ?
User :   yes
User :   Dr. If I want to consult a doctor which will be the right one
User :   Physician or pediatrics
Doctor :   Pediatrics.
Doctor :   Are you in ?
User :   no
User :   I am in
Doctor :   I would prefer you to wait for 4 days.
User :   ok
Doctor :   and follow the steps that i have advised you apart from the tablets.
User :   Soframycin ointment is safe to use over eye lashes
Doctor :   See that it doesnt enter the eyes .
User :   Thanks a lot Doctor for your kind advice
Doctor :   Use Ciplox drops in the eyes too.
User :   ok
Doctor :   three drops a day at 3 intervals.
Doctor :   Do you have anyhting else to ask ?
User :   no doctor
User :   Thanks for you help
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me.
Doctor :   take care, bye for now.
User :   bye
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