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Theres an itchy pus blister on my child's head that's oozing clear pus what can i use??

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Antiseptic: May benefit from a topical antiseptic/antibiotic dressing but if extensive and difficult/slow to drain or unwell may need consideration of oral antibiotics and other interventions. Best to consult a doctor or your local pharmacy for advice on products available in your local area that are suitable.
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Bacitracin: Bacitracin is the OTC topical antibiotic that is recommended for skin sores. If the area has redness extending beyond the sore, you should have a doctor look at it.
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
If your child is an infant, I would recommend being seen, and uploading a photo for a virtual consult
Jun 1, 2017
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Pediatrician.: It's not advisable to treat this condition at home without careful monitoring. Pus may mean an infection; any infection requires drainage, the correct antibiotics, & evaluation of underlying cause (immunodeficiency? Lice? Skin condition?). Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your pediatrician right away. Until then, use unscented soap & shampoo to wash the area (Johnson's, Ivory). Scratching makes wors
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: The itchiness may indicate an allergic reaction and possible insect bite.

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