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How dangerous is a staph infection on a five year olds ear and face?

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Dr. Michael Bryan
Dermatology

In brief: Staph

If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin.
If it is a deeper--swollen, red, tender infection with fever, then it should be treated with oral antibiotics and monitored by your pediatrician for improvement.

In brief: Staph

If it is just a superficial staph infection--impetigo--then it is not usually dangerous and can be treated with topical antiobiotic like mupirocin.
If it is a deeper--swollen, red, tender infection with fever, then it should be treated with oral antibiotics and monitored by your pediatrician for improvement.
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