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Yellow pus-filled lump on DD's knee

(8 Posts)
EvilTwins Tue 26-Jul-11 10:04:38

My DD (5) has a large yellow lump on her knee - looks like it's filled with pus. She says it hurts, particularly when it's touched. My initial temptation is to pop it (I won't - I just want to). Any ideas? Never seen anything like it before.


jicky Tue 26-Jul-11 10:39:26

Might be due to splinter or some thing working out?

Why not pop it - then clean and plaster?

DeWe Tue 26-Jul-11 14:26:59

Personally I'd put a needle in and then clean and disinfect thoroughly.

lucykate Tue 26-Jul-11 14:29:40

i'd pop it too. if it's filled with pus, it's infected and needs cleaning.

activate Tue 26-Jul-11 14:31:11

I'd pop it too

sterilise needle first though

theyoungvisiter Tue 26-Jul-11 14:31:35

Weirdly I had this the other day - it was agony! Mine was an ingrowing hair. Which I've had before, but never to the extent of causing infection like this. I think it's because you kneel on your knee and it gets more irritated and inflamed.

I popped it - but then it was my own knee - not sure I'd have allowed anyone else near it with a needle!

EvilTwins Tue 26-Jul-11 18:03:56

Thanks all. I popped it in the end. She wouldn't let me near her, but we had friends round to play, so I got the other mum to distract her then got it with a sterilised needle before she realised what was going on... Lots of pus, but disinfected and put a cool plaster on and she's happy.

Took her to the pharmacist before that though, but the actual pharmacist wasn't there and the two ladies who work there told me it looked very nasty and she would probably need antibiotics hmm

Willowisp Tue 26-Jul-11 23:02:04

Go to the chemist & buy some magnesium sulphate. Apply a small blob & cover with a plaster, changing after bath/at bedtime.

It's fantastic stuff for pulling out the pus.

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