My DD has had a small patch of red skin on one of her nostrils for a few days. It is very sore and uncomfortable, especially if she needs to blow her nose. Yesterday it began producing pus and this morning when she woke up it was again covered in a dry patch of pus (sorry if TMI). I've been putting Sudocrem on it but should I take her to get it checked by a doctor?
they will probably give you fucidin cream and flucloxacillin. keep her away from other children and nurseries as it is highly contagious and dont let her touch it as it will spread across her face. If she has eczema keep a close eye on her
To update, doctor has given her Naseptin, which is a cream for bacterial infections in the nasal cavity. I am so glad I took her as when he looked up her nose he said the infection was quite deeply set in. Hopefully she'll be on the mend now!
naseptin is for specific nasal bacteria not for impetigo, so he must think its bacterial otherwise he wud have given u flucloxacillin aswell. Impetigo goes yellow and crusty and looks like really, really bad cold sores. try not to let her put fingers near nose as this just puts bugs under finger nails and reinfects.
no it is bacterial, they are both caused by staplococcal infection, but different ones. They use naseptin to eradicate the nasal bacteria that cause MRSA before people go into hospital and just infected mucus membranes in the nose. Most people have the bacteria in their noses all the time,it is probably because she has picked it and caused a sore that the bacteria have multiplied. But dont worry bactria up the nose is normal. if it spreads on to the face then i would be more concerned about impetigo
thesleepyprincess if its slightly less raw already then its probably started to work. Nasal creams do work quite quickly so it shlould help the soreness within 36 hours.If the skin starts to get more sore take notice because some people react to the neomycin in it.In general tho it works really well.