DS2 has a fairly severe case of chicken pox . He has two in his ear that have joined together and are a bit black and there seems to be pus there. Should I take him to the out of hours Dr? (I appreciate he may represent a danger to pregnant women etc, hence my reluctance).
Do they give anti-biotics/ anti-virals for this?
Oh, I've rung NHS Direct but its four hours for a call back today.
My friends DS aged 5 had a very bad case of chickenpox but after a time some were looking infected and not healing. The GP diagnosed impetigo which is more common in preschool children. It was easily treated and gone within a few days, but highly contagious. Be careful with not sharing towels, bedding, and allowing other siblings to be too close until you see the GP.