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How do you get rid of boils on a child's skin?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology
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In brief: Antibiotics

Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection.
Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils.

In brief: Antibiotics

Usually caused by staph or other bacterial infection.
Warm compresses help with the inflammation. Apply topical antibiotics. See a doctor for possible cultures to determine what kind of bacteria is causing the infection. May need oral antibiotics. Use antibacterial soap. Keep clean. Doctor may need to lance or drain the boils.
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