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Child having boils on bottom, have staph infection, given medicine

MY 2 yr old grandchild has a couple boils on her bottom. She seems to get these when a tooth is ready to come through. I took her to the doctors and she said she has a staph infection . She did not test it. She gave her medicine for the relief ( oral and topical). Before her said what it is shouldn t she do some sort of test or does visual diagnose it also? thank you
Asked On : Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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Hello bobbiedeangelo30038. Welcome to

Staph is one of the most common skin infections. It is normally found on the body and through a micro-abrasion can cause an infection. The anitbiotic that was prescribed for your granddaughter covers staph and a host of other bacteria.

Your family physician is treating your granddaughter for staph but if the antibiotics do not work, cultures and sensitivites will be taken. In the meantime, keep your granddaughter's bottom clean and dry to prevent further infections.

Be well, Dr. Kimberly
Answered: Sun, 8 Apr 2012
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