If you think your child has a skin infection, we recommend the following:
- Clean the area with antibacterial soap and water
- Triple antibiotic ointment should be applied
- Apply a clean, loose dressing over the area if needed.
Make an appointment to see your pediatrician if:
- The measures listed above have failed
- The infection seems to be rapidly worsening
- Your child has a fever
- Your child has pus draining from the area.