How to treat a boil in children
Furuncle - an acute purulent inflammation of the hair follicle, it looks like a painful bright red bump with pus pustules, gradually increasing in size. Single boil on the body does not present any particular risk. If he jumped on the face, it can become a serious illness threatening the life of the child. Therefore, even a single boil at children requires proper therapeutic approach.
Instruction how to treat boil in children
boil treatment is assigned depending on the stage of the disease. In the beginning, when inflammation is localized within the hair follicle, limited to conservative treatment. First of all, it is the strict observance of the skin care products, cleaning the area around the boil 1% iodine alcohol or similar disinfectants. Appointed by local compresses with alcohol-containing solutions, rivanol, bandage with ointment Vishnevsky or tar ointment. Under such dressings boils ripen quickly and are opened. Sometimes it produced obkalyvanie boil antibiotic solution, if there is a risk of infection. Furthermore, appointed physiotherapy.
If purulent process has already gone beyond the hair follicle, ie began abscess, is a slightly different treatment. Abscessed boil treated surgically. The operation consists in the section and removing pyonecrotic rod and the surrounding affected tissue. After these manipulations on the wound sterile dressing is applied, it changed daily until healing. After this operation, often used in children general treatment with antibiotics. It is also recommended that therapy aimed at strengthening the immune system of the child.
Sometimes, after the treatment of boils, on the other area of the skin there is another one, or even several. This disease is called furunculosis. In this case requires a complex therapy, including treatment of each of inflammation. At the same time a course of antibiotic therapy is administered. Some help patients furunculosis could have a homeopathic therapy, laser therapy, ultraviolet irradiation of blood.
Parents need to know that you can not squeeze a boil ever, especially when it is localized on the face or scalp. The child in this case, it is necessary to immediately show the surgeon to carry out competent treatment.