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doctor, i am beyond worried. my 3month old suddenly was oozing yellow sticky pus on one side of his head. the emergency room gave him mupirocin and cephalexin. is this ok? i can't stop crying. will my only breast fed baby be ok? please respond. please!

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Abscess: I am assuming the oozing was from his scalp and not his ear right?So it sounds like your son developed an abscess and it ruptured.The antibiotic and the ointment you were prescribed are absolutely appropriate.I recommend close follow-up with the pediatrician to make sure that all is healing well.Keep the area clean, monitor for increasing redness or swelling.Complete all medicines exactly directed
Answered on Mar 23, 2017

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