Q. My 9-months-old son has swelling in fingers with watery discharge. Kindly help.

Answered by
Dr. Zubayeralam
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Sep 14, 2020

Hello doctor,

My son's fingers swell with watery discharge. It gets worse. I applied Mometasone thinking it is eczema but it gets worse. Almost all his fingers has this.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from swelling of the finger with watery discharge. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity) that is provided here, I think your son may suffer from an abscess on the finger. An abscess is a painful collection of pus, usually caused by a bacterial infection.

A small abscess may drain naturally or simply shrink, dry up and disappear. In some cases, incision and drainage may be needed with antibiotics coverage.

You can give capsule Stafloxin 250 mg 1+1+1+1 for 10-14 days.

Continue the above-mentioned medication with a hot compress on the affected area.

Thank you doctor,

Is this oral medicine or a cream? What is 1 +1 + 1 + 1 mean? Is this safe for 9-month-old baby with G6PD deficiency?



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

You have not mentioned earlier about your baby's age. For that, I have given oral intake medication. Sorry for that.

You can give him syrup Suprax (Cefixime) 1/2 (half) teaspoon twice daily for 7-10 days. Appply Clindamycin cream locally on affected area twice daily.

Please follow the above-mentioned medications. Ignore the previous prescription.

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