Does anyone else's child(ren) get staph infections/boils regularly?!

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Karrie - posted on 12/26/2009

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my youngest got one on his bottom and now anytime he gets a misquetto bite or anything in that area he develops staph. you can get this nasty smelling black ointment (black sauve) i think it is ecthamal or something like that. clean the area very well daily with antibacterial soap, get the bactrium for the nose, and the way you do the sauve is to put it on thick after bathe time, place a bandade over it and leave it alone till morning. if you will repeat the black sauve daily it will bust sooner. it is a drawing sauve so it pulls all the infection to the surface because if you squeeze it then that can make the infection spread. you should really get him to a dermatologist asap they can run test on the boil and get the best antibotics for him. good luck

Jennifer - posted on 12/19/2009

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No,but from what I have heard once they get staph it's in their system and they are more likly to continue getting it. My cousin gets it all the time. I know you have to keep the area clean and really dry to help it not get reinfected. Have to talked to your pediatrician about it?

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My daughter has a staph infection - its not pleasant but its not a serious case either. It can depend on the severity of the infection. Just make sure to keep it clean and make sure that whatever her medication is it given to her as per the instructions. The doctors approach may be because it isnt a severe case and they dont believe it to be a high risk infection. It may also be to help keep you calm to - there is nothing like a medical professional worrying to create panic in a parent. If you dont think they are taking it seriously talk to them about it.

Medic - posted on 12/21/2009

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@lori- my son has mrsa in his blood and they did the bactrum in the nose and hes gone almost a year without anything....it really works i just wish more people were told about it

Stacey - posted on 12/19/2009

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Quoting Lori:

Mine used to. They used hibiclens instead of soap for 2 months. Also did bactroban ointment 2 times a day in the nose.( that is not where the boils were) for 1 month. They didn't get another one for well over a year. Take your child to a dermotologist.



can I find the hibiclens and bactroban ointment at a super center like walmart for instance?!

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User - posted on 12/15/2013

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My son has gotten a staph infections for the past three years. It always happens in the winter. He missed 11 days of school last year and took another two weeks of his Christmas break to get over it. The doctors really can't do anything, since the antibiotics can't get to the boil. Two different doctors recommended a surgeon. We did see one surgeon but said to give it a little more time to drain on it's own. They eventually do drain, but it always takes weeks of warm baths and heating pads. We did find an all natual soap called "Defense Soap" that is used by wrestlers. It's pricey, and we thought we got through 2013 without staph and he is going through it now. Almost a year to date. I've been giving him a lot of vitamin C and Tumeric. I hope it helps!!

Donna - posted on 10/31/2012

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Stacey I dont blame you! my grand daughter has gotten it a couple of times and she is just 9 months old...it's nothing to be messing around with.. sterile is the key...every thing has to be clean especially out hands...everything..i would defiantly change Doctors :)

Renee - posted on 12/26/2009

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My older daughter now grown had small problems with it. Dry skin and not keeping nails short and clean can make it a problem. When I teach them to wash I show them to lather up and scratch thier palms to work soap under the nails. She ended up with a huge case of it at 16 after her horse stepped on her with his shoe on. A week in the hospital on huge antibiotics and surgery to clean and drain the wound saved her leg from aputation. She is now mrsa free. It was a night mare. Do not let your doc treat it like a little thing. Also. Yougart. It is important to keep the good bacteria in your system strong and plentiful to help fight the bad. Antibiotics kill all bacteria and good can only be replaced through nutrition while bad bacteria is everywhere.

Stacey - posted on 12/23/2009

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omg now i am starting to worry again! ughhh i hate that my daughters' doctor just acts like it's not that big of a deal and that it will just go away! Im talking to the insurance company to switch doctors after the hoildays! thanks ladies so much for the help, I realllllyyyyy appreciate it! ♥

Sharon - posted on 12/21/2009

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no. My oldest got a staph infection in his big toes. It was after they cut his toenails to fix ingrown nail issues. It took 3 years of constant medication to get rid of it.

User - posted on 12/21/2009

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you have to ask for the hibiclens at the pharmacy desk......but be careful using this if your children are real young. It is not a gentle soap. It is what they use in the hospitals to scrub - in before surgery. The bactroban is a prescription. The theory behind using the bactroban is if they are a carrier of staph it will kill it. They had everyone in our family do it, even if they never had an infection. I strongly recommend you take your kids to a dermotologist. I didn't do it until after several months of terrible infections. You do realize one of these infections one day may turn into MRSA which can be more difficult to treat. My kids have had to take antibiotics a few times because the infection became very deep and large. One daughter has several scars from this. Do not take these infections lightly.

Stacey - posted on 12/19/2009

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Im just super worried bc I was online researching and this man said that one day he got a boil and the infection got into his spinal cord and now he is paralyzed, and I am such a worry wart, esp when it comes to my kids! So I am just wondering if that is true and if so I am gona do everything in my power to "cure" my kids! Their cousin also has this infection and gets the boils often and she gave us this cream to put on the boils and with in 3 or 4 days the boil is gone but it leaves dark marks where the boils was on their skin!

Miranda - posted on 12/19/2009

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I got them regularly when I was a child and I didn't find out until I was older I carried the Herpes Suplex . Don't be alarmed, its probably nothing he/she caught, its something that you probably carry and so on. I got mine from my mom.
Chicken Pox is also a form of this, and later on they will get whats called "shingles" instead of catching the chicken pox more than once.

User - posted on 12/19/2009

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Mine used to. They used hibiclens instead of soap for 2 months. Also did bactroban ointment 2 times a day in the nose.( that is not where the boils were) for 1 month. They didn't get another one for well over a year. Take your child to a dermotologist.

Stacey - posted on 12/19/2009

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I have and all she says to do is let my girls sit in warm water let it pop on it's own and stop using baby wipes bc it wipes away all of their natural antibodies and my youngest seems to get them on her bottom area! It's so hard to watch her keep getting them and be in pain every other week. I think I am gona switch pediatricians!!

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