Ulcers In Infants Aged 8 Months?
Good night, my child is 8 months old. It’s been a week in the head area that boils have started. At the forehead there was another on the back of the head, then healed by itself. the forehead. That’s why? Why did it occur in a row like that?
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Basically boils or also called boils can arise because of a bacterial infection of the skin. Because it is caused by infection, then boils can indeed spread to other parts of the skin and can also be transmitted to others. Transmission can occur because your child scratches boils and then scratches other healthy skin areas, can also be transmitted from objects that are contaminated with fluid / contents of boils before (for example pillows used by babies, baby toys, etc.), can also be contracted from other people (which may also be boils).
Some things you can do to prevent ulcers:
Make sure you bathe the child regularly, especially after the child is playing outside / in public places
If there are other people who are also experiencing boils, ask to wash their hands first before touching your child
Cover the child's boils with wound plaster, especially when new boils burst
Clean all objects that have been exposed to broken boils (for example pillows used by children)
Make sure your child does not scratch his boils
If indeed boils are still appearing or appearing more and more, you should take your child to the pediatrician for further evaluation and management.
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