Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
188 Doctors are Online

Infant having teeth eruptions, has boils on face and head that feel hard below skin and are inflamed outwards. What is the cause?

My son is three and a half months old and teething . A few days ago i noticed some boils on his face. one on his bottom lip and the others going along his jawline and now one is in his head. the boils feel hard below the skin but above the skin, they started out like little mosquito bites and then they became inflamed. Can you please tell me what might be causing this and what i can do about it?
Asked On : Mon, 27 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  123
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
There is no reason to panic.Children of these age often have these types of lesions...more so if they have baby oil applied on their skin.Stop application of oil...apply some mupirocin ointment thrice daily over the area for seven days.If the lesions do not heal consult your doctor.Hope this answers your query.Wishing your child a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Sat, 22 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor