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How to treat pustular eruptions on an infant s umbilical granuloma?

my son 3 mths old had his umbilical granuloma treated with a copper sulphate application, with the cuso4 swb in place fr 2 days.on removal of the dressing i saw 4-5 pustular eruptions on the skin the swab was in contact with.why did that occur and what should i do abt it?
Tue, 8 Dec 2015
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Hi..normally there should not be any pustular eruptions occurring there after this copper sulphate treatment. Pustules mean infection and off late a bug called MRSA is on the rise in the community.
I suggest doing a swab for Grams stain and culture and start using Mupirocin antibiotic as topical application.
But all this requires a doctor's prescription and I suggest you consult your pediatrician regarding this.
Regards - Dr. Sumanth
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