A 34-year-old female asked:
my 4 yr old daughter complained about pain on her head. i opened up her hair and found white looks like a white pimple. i'm afraid it might be mrsa ?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Dan Fisher answered
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry.: If it looks like a pimple it probably is. These can sometimes occur on the head. Pimples do not generally need any treatment. Will heal on its own. If it gets large- more like a boil - it may need treatment. MRSA gets a lot of media attention but it is just staph aureus with resistance to some traditional antibiotics. The clever physician understands this and uses appropriate antibiotics.
Answered on Jan 25, 2015
Dr. James Ferguson answered
45 years experience Pediatrics
It happens: Culture reports show as many as 70% of office visits for pustules are for MRSA. It is really not that big a deal. These staph strains tend to create localized infections, not big bad invasive ones. Most respond to readily available antibiotics or simple incision and drainage.
Answered on Feb 23, 2017
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