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my 5 yr old daughter has a painful small "crusted, pus looking" spot on her ear. one dr said staph, one thinks it's an infected bug bite. topical antibiotic was given. what else should we be looking for. we were also advised to keep her from swimming, wha

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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
INFECTION ON EAR?: THERE IS A CONDITION CALLED IMPETIGO. IT IS A HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS SKIN INFECTION CAUSED BY STREP AND STAPH GERMS. SURFACE MEDICATIONS OFTEN CLEAR THIS UP IN A FEW DAYS. SOME TIMES ORAL ANTIBIOTICS WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE CONDITION LINGERS OR SPREADS.

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Last updated Jul 14, 2015

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