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My 23 month old daughter has had a head pimple on her left

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My 23 month old daughter has had a white head pimple on her left knew for 3 days now, and is reddish around it. Should we take a disinfected needle to it, so to drain the puss?
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Please do not do any such thing,

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You need to apply an OTC antibiotic locally (like bacitracin) and then take her to the doctor as soon as possible, for possible drainage, and prescription antibiotic treatment as needed,

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Any 'pus removal' at your end can lead to further complications,

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We are currently in Spain and have Mupirocin Ointment UPS 2%. Would this be better to use on it?

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Yes that is certainly a good idea, and it is a good local antibiotic,

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please use this and try to consult a local doctor if possible

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