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My baby has oozing, crusting skin lesions. Should I cover them or leave them open?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Oozing skin lesions

You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions.
Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise.

In brief: Oozing skin lesions

You should have the baby seen asap by a clinician to examine the lesions.
Honey crusting is associated with a staph infection until proven otherwise.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Exam Required

Oozing, crusting skin lesions are likely a sign of a bacterial infection, most commonly caused by staph or strep bacteria.
Your child should be examined, and then the proper treatment can be prescribed. These type of lesions will typically heal faster if left open, however they are contagious, and your baby will likely not be able to resist scratching/touching an uncovered sore.

In brief: Exam Required

Oozing, crusting skin lesions are likely a sign of a bacterial infection, most commonly caused by staph or strep bacteria.
Your child should be examined, and then the proper treatment can be prescribed. These type of lesions will typically heal faster if left open, however they are contagious, and your baby will likely not be able to resist scratching/touching an uncovered sore.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics

In brief: Lesion

Make sure than the lesions breath enough air to heal well.

In brief: Lesion

Make sure than the lesions breath enough air to heal well.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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