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Baby has red boil on face. What could it be?

My 13month old baby girl has a boil on her face and hasnt been reducing size. She has it frm 4days now. Its red and about a size of 1/2 cheerio. We have not take her out much to think it could be a bug bite . What could this be? and I am worried if this will leave a permanent mark on face. This is the first time she every had something like this. She never even had a diaper rash before.. how can I do to reduce the boil and make sure it doesnt leave a mark.
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013
Thank you for your query,
Is there any redness around the boil?
Is it pus filled?
It is looking like a evolving pustule and needs a local antibiotic cream application.
Usually these lesions are superficial and wont lead to permanent mark.
But trim her nails and avoid scratching the lesion.
Consult your Pediatrician for examination and treatment.
Hope I have answered your query.
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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