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1 year old with swollen boils on the head. Cedon an ibugesic prescribed. Removal suggested if not healing. Advice?

Hello Dr! I am Rajeev. My 1 year daughter has heat boils on her head. It has swollen up. Also her forehead shows some swelling. Cosulted the Dr & as per him , he sees an infection. Following medicines has been prescribed. CEDON & IBUGESIC PLUS. Also he has informed
a) to take headbath
b) if the boil does not open up in the next two days, it has to be torn.
Asked On : Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Your little daughter is suffering from a Pyoderma and it is normal practice to give oral antibiotics to cure it.

If it already is pus filled then the pus will either come out spontaneously or on will have to be removed by a small surgical procedure.

Most of the time if the boil is a small one it heals spontaneously with oral antibiotics only in very few cases one has to go through the surgical procedure if no response in 3-5 days

Take Care
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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