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IDK Wt to do!!

Okay my DD is almost 3, she has been getting boils sense she was 1.5y/o idk why..She went on vac with my mom & rode a camel & then she went get tubes in her ears like a wk later so idk if she caught a infection from the animal or caught it from the hospital..Poor baby has a few right now & they only come in the same horrible spots around her private areas & she cries & fusses i feel so bad i tried everything from black salve to antibiotics & she goes to the dr for them & they said she is a carrier & it should past once she gets older..Has anyone else been through this?

 
Chelhaidax

Asked by Chelhaidax at 12:20 AM on Jul. 14, 2011 in Kids' Health

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  • Boils are more common in children than adults. I'm surprised your dr didn't recommend antibiotics. Boils are highly contagious when they rupture, which is why she keeps getting them. She will outgrow this, but does not have to suffer now. Here's some ideas:
    1) shower, don't bathe. Wash skin and hair with chlorhexidine. Use separate towel from family. Be very careful of ruptured boils, not to spread bacteria.
    2) Eat a diet high in fiber - raw vegetables, whole grains. Limit sugar. Drink plenty of water, avoid oily foods.
    3) Take probiotics once a day - to build healthy bacteria to help fight off the unwanted staphylococcus bacteria that causes boils.
    4) Garlic juice or Onion juice can be applied to the boil once a day, to speed healing. Garlic and onion are natural astringents.
    LoreleiSieja

    Answer by LoreleiSieja at 12:37 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • odd question, but have you tried athletes foot cream? or lotrimin? My son got this when he was 2 wks old, we used this, and it cleared it right up!
    awasmer828

    Answer by awasmer828 at 12:27 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • i use bactrim & black salve

    Chelhaidax

    Comment by Chelhaidax (original poster) at 12:28 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • we were prescribed bactrim, and it didn't work, I would suggest trying the lotrimin, it can't hurt. :)
    awasmer828

    Answer by awasmer828 at 12:35 AM on Jul. 14, 2011

  • i bath her in a cap full of chlorine,she uses separate towels, when they have heads they or covered with medicine & bandage & when they heads or gone she baths in warm water & sea salt, ive been doing this sense she was 1 & none of us ever got one from her so i am sure i am doing something right, its just she is a carrier & we cant get them to stop coming & the weird part is if she gets a bug bite or scrap they turn into boils...but i will try the lotrimin & garlic juice! Thanks

    Chelhaidax

    Comment by Chelhaidax (original poster) at 12:50 AM on Jul. 14, 2011