There Are Boils On The Baby’s Forehead
Good night doc. I want to ask, my baby’s forehead is like a boil wound. And the boil has water. If I push for a long time the wound and become scabbed. Initially there was only one but gradually spread around the old wound. I want to ask, what is this? Smallpox or just ordinary boils? Should I go to the hospital for a direct consultation? Because I’m still afraid to go to the hospital in the middle of a pandemic like this. And please advise what ointment is good to give to my child. Because more and more injuries. My child is 8 months old. Thank you dock.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Conditions experienced by your child with the appearance of these lumps can occur due to infections of various kinds of skin bacteria, can also be due to viruses, or injuries that did occur initially due to insect bites, nail friction, or other objects. This indeed cannot be ascertained without direct examination. What is clear, it seems not smallpox because smallpox is accompanied by fever and the number is not just one, but many immediately.
In a pandemic like this, the recommendation is to stay at home, but we must consider the conditions. The baby's immune system is certainly still low, and without direct observation by a doctor, it is difficult to ascertain the condition. Moreover, you have had time to squeeze boils, which is never recommended under any conditions, even acne. So with the growing number of lumps, your child has entered an important category to be seen by a doctor and must leave the house. What is important, obey hospital rules, such as each visitor must wear a mask, the patient may only be accompanied by one watchman and the like. Then after the hospital, both you and your child take a shower and change clothes.
Meanwhile, do not squeeze the lump, keep it clean and do not need to be applied any medicine until you get a prescription from a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.