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Large boil on the nape, advised surgery to drain pus. Any other way to drain it ?

hi doctor, may baby is 1 year old, and he has a very large boil , almost same size of an egg on his nape , the boil got no head so we went to the doctor who said hell do a surgery to drain the pus out, but my mother in law is hesitant to let the baby undergo such procedure.. is there another way aside from the surgery to make the head appear.. any ointment to be applied on the area?.. please help
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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For an abscess the ideal treatment is drainage. It is safe. If you can convince his grandmother then it will be great. You can give antibiotics and wait for it to rupture itself, but this is more dangerous than the surgery. It can spread and can reach the blood stream too (sepsis) which can be life threatening. You should get the surgery done. It is impossible to tell what product to apply on the abscess itself. You should consult a pediatric surgeon for the same
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Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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