From Woodville, Alabama, USA:
Our daughter was diagnosed 2 months ago; she is 8 years old. Recently she had impetigo around her mouth and the pediatrician said it was Staph infection that caused it. She took an antibiotic and it cleared up. Now about 3 weeks later her navel is infected. he said the same thing a staph infection is still in her body. He gave the same antibiotic again and said 4 days if it is not gone he would do something else,that we can not let this go long. I understand it (Staph) is dangerous. What is the other treatment for this, and what causes it? Her blood sugars are not yet regulated, ranges from 22 to 460. This also plays a big part in the cure, correct?
Impetigo is a common skin infection in children, usually with staph and strep. It is generally very responsive to antibiotics, both systemic and local. She may have some of the bacteria in her nose. In addition to the oral antibiotics, a bit of topical antibiotic medication on the infection, in her nose and careful cleaning under her fingernails usually rids the problem. Talk to your daughter's doctor about this.
The fact that her glucoses seem unstable are more likely a product of the diabetes management than the infection.
Original posting 13 Jul 1998
Posted to Other Illnesses
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:08:57
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