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    Default Staph rash that comes and goes

    Hello ladies, my 7 month old has staph on her face (terrible place) we treat with antibiotics and a antibiotic cream it goes away with the liquid but not the cream. I used to clean with saline, maybe tha aggregated it? I'm at my wits end. Any suggestions? Please. Thank you

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    How long has she had it for? What is the dr saying?

    My son had a bad staph outbreak on his face and it took us long time to get rid of it completely, we had to use bactroban for a couple of weeks and he was also on oral antibiotics.

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    I've seen whole families struggle with staph for months it's a real pain to get rid of. I would suggest going back to the GP for a longer course of antibiotics + more cream & continue for a week after symptoms clear. You get reinfected from yourself because it's normal to have staph living on your skin all the time so think about adding an antibacterial wash - Oilatum Plus is a bath oil for eczema with antibacterial in it, use in the bath. Laundry rinse for all clothes/towels/sheets eg Dettol rinse for 6 weeks (don't use it forever).
    Staph infections suck!

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    She's had it for a few months now but it did go and came back around 2 weeks ago. Poor thing. I put bactroban on, but I don't know what else to do. It looks awful. It's just in that one spot. I clean it with cold water and then put the cream on, right? Should I be doing anything else?

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    Use a clean towel every time you shower/ bath her etc, change her sheets and pillow case daily, antibacterial soap and handwash, if its in a spot you can cover, cover it (my sons was unable to be covered and hence it stuck around for longer)

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    It's on top of lip and she rolls around everywhere. I try to keep her in one section with a blanket Down so she can't move much, but she's on the move. And she sleeps on tummy so it's hard to put cream on while sleeping cause it prob rubs off....I'm scared it will get worse.

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    hi nafsika, without seeing a pic of this rash, im reminded of my grandsons excema. he was found to be allergic to dairy and egg, and he got excema from these foods passing through my daughters breast milk. have you noticed any connection to any food with the rash recurring. he had the rash mostly on his face sometimes also on his chest. marie.

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    Was a swab taken to confirm the cause of the rash?

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    There was a swab taken and it's staph.

    No connection to food noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafsika View Post
    There was a swab taken and it's staph.

    No connection to food noticed.
    I assumed so but some Dr's are a bit dodgy shall we say! No advice sorry other than what pp have said

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