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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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