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Small child, boils on neck, behind head. Taking antibiotics, boils dry up and reoccur. Permanent cure?

My 3 month old baby consistently has boils on his neck and at the back of his head. They appear and after some days they ripen and then dry up only for other ones to come out. The paediatrician had prescribed an antibiotic which was administered about 3 weeks ago but the boils keep reoccuring. This makes him uncomfortable especially when one has to hold him. What do i do. He
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Babies are prone to get skin infections. However, if they are recurrent (appearing again and again), it is possible that it is caused by a resilient bacteria called MRSA. This needs to be confirmed by a culture test which can be organised by your pediatrician. If it is positive, it may be important to screen all carers as carriers of this bug are commonly found and can be the source of the bug.

Please do not hesitate to contact if any clarifications are required.

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Answered: Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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