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Staph infection in a 2 year old - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my daughter is 2 and she's been getting pustules for aboput 6 months and noone has run tests
Doctor :   Ok
User :   they say it's staph, and given her several antibiotics, but she keeps getting them
User :   we've even used bactrim and hibicleanse
Doctor :   Ok
User :   she's got her 8th one now and i can tell she's in pain
Doctor :   If it is repeating
User :   what other causes could there be?
Doctor :   then it is mainly due to Pyoderma
User :   what is pyoderma?
Doctor :   It is a skin infection
Doctor :   Visit a Dermatologist and talk about it
User :   how can we treat it?
User :   ok
User :   i'm just so frustrated because noone seems to think it's a big deal
User :   but can't staph be fatal?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   But it should be treated
User :   why hasn't anyone else in my family gotten it?
Doctor :   It cant be said like that

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