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Toddler with abcess on bottom. Is colloidal silver gel, a good treatment option for abcess?

My daughter is 2 1/2 years old. She is usually so far a healthy child. Back n January she had developed abcess on her bottom. She had several form. She was treated at that time with an antibiotic . It was a twice daily oral medication that we gave for ten days. She now again has one small one that has also formed on her bottom lower back area. I am hesitant to put her on another antibiotic somewhat quickly from the last episode. Our medical application is pending at this time so I am looking to natural resources. I called a natural health food store and they suggested colloidal silver gel. Is this a good treatment option for a abcess? Can you give me some advice? Thanks..
Asked On : Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Abscess needs oral antibiotic treatment for 7 to 10 days.
If the abscess is big it may require incision under aseptic precautions to drain the pus.
In abscess, the topical application of creams is not sufficient.
Some times a small abscess may rupture spontaneusly draining its pus and will heal spontaneously.
I advise you not to delay in taking medical attention and consult your Pediatrician for appropriate treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
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