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Infant with recurring boils with pus on the same spot. What could be the cause?

Hello dr Ada, My baby has been getting boils all the time, i have kept the house clean and maintained a balance diet for her.yesterday i noticed pus and blisters on the last place she had gotten a boil. Ive taken her to her paediatrics so many time but now im loosing hope that he knows what s wrong. Pls help, concerned mother from kenya
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Some times recurrent boils will occur in children and they are necessarily suggestive of an underlying health or immunodeficiency problem.

The boils are due to bacterial infections by a streptococcus and some varieties of staphylococcus.

Nothing to worry.

Maintain hygiene of the child by hand wash and daily baths.

Whenever he gets boils local application of antibacterial cream like mupirocin is sufficient in small lesions and an oral antibiotic is required in more extensive lesions.

Go for basic evaluation with CBP,ESR, to look for any abnormality after discussing with your Pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Some less common forms of Immuno-deficiency manifest like this.
Juvenile diabetes is to be excluded...
Laboratory tests like Immuno-electrophoresis may help

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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