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Pimple with white head on wrist and thumb, feels sore, fever, cold head

my 6yr old had a woke up today with a small pimpl;e with white head on it on his right wrist and one on his right thumb(ath the knuckle).....he said it felt sore , so i pup peroxide then neosporin/bandaid on it...what is it?? he has been having fevers off and on , and a head cold ....i checked and there are no other pimples anywhere......should i take him to the doctors?
Asked On : Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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Pediatrician, Infectious Diseases 's  Response
Hello ,
Welcome to Healthcare magic forum.
Considering the details you have provided your son most probably has a pustule due to a bacterial infection of the skin.Such infections are common in children and most resolve within a week with minor supportive measures like cleaning, dressing and local antibiotic ointments like neosporin, or fusidic acid or mupirocin.

However, if the child develops fever , increase in the size and number of pustules, worsening pain or swelling of the affected limb, then it's best to consult his pediatrician for confirmation of diagnosis and starting apropriate oral antibiotics.
As of now the situation doesn't seem worrisome and you may wait and watch for resolution of his symptoms for a couple of days .If he develops any new symptoms or worsening of the lesions then please seek prompt consultation.
Hope I have answered your query.
Wishing your son a speedy recovery.
Answered: Thu, 19 Apr 2012
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