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Child having a staph infection on the hand. Boils on the body. What are these?

My 12 yr old niece has a staph infection on her hand about a month ago. Was treated by her Dr. Two weeks ago she had a boil on her lower abdomin, and 2 more near her vagina , those were treated at home and cleared up. Now she has another one on her butt cheek and one between her legs. What could this be? And could it have something to do with the infection she had on her hand?
Asked On : Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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thanks for writing to health care magic

I think your child is having impetigo

was this staph identified by culture of these boils

now when ever the child scratches these lesions and scrathes or touches some where else these lesions are likely to spread

so trim her nails first. do not let other use her towels or clothes etc

antibiotics are normally prescribed to treat this problem

hope this helps
take care
Answered: Fri, 22 Feb 2013
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