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    Posted: 31 July 2008 at 8:35am
Ella developed a sore on her cheek out of the blue - she hadn't injured herself there, it just appeared as a wee red lump that the next day was a sore . Thankfully it's not very big, but the Doc said it's either a wee scratch that got infected, or a school sore (*shudder*). He prescribed Foban (antibacterial antibiotic cream) and said that after a day of treatment she wouldn't be contagious if it is a school sore (which I imagine it is, as she didn't have a scratch there to start with).

She started treatment on Monday, and since then it hasn't grown (had been beforehand), but hasn't healed at all either. The skin just directly around it is still red. If anyone else has had *shudder* school sores, can you please tell me how long it took to heal up? I don't know if I need to take her back to the Doc for something else or just give the Foban more time to work it's magic. I'm treating her cheek, fingertips and up her nose (which Ella thinks is hilarious) to prevent re-infection.
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hmm I remember when my little brother had school sores 3 of them when he was 4 they took AGESSS to heal up but did stop getting worse immediately.
I dunno I guess it must have been a couple of weeks before they were completely gone. SO so so so yucky and they just appeared out of the blue!

Probably not much help as I don't have specifics but I do know it took a lil while.

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Yeah they are gross, eh! I feel silly for being bummed that Ella has this on her face before seeing all her relatives next week... silly, I know! Thankfully it's only a few ml wide, but I must've turned green when I heard the words "school sores"! I've only seen them once before and that was a child at work who had giant ones all over him, poor kid.
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Yeah I know, I went on and on and my step mum about my lil bro getting "school sores" but then I thought of how he went to kindy and he had been on a camp thing as well AND it was swimming season so I guess it just happens, the doctor said they look worse than they are lol.

It's when mothers don't bother to get off their A's and take the kids to the doc to stop the infection spreading that really gets my back up.

Hopefully it looks heaps better before she sees her rellies


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Thanks. Yeah the Doc asked if she's around a lot of kids often... only 4 weekly events full of kids! But hey, something has to build their immunity, right?! I'm sure not cutting back on her socialisation to keep her bubble-wrapped at home (not that he was suggesting that at all).
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Nah let them be kids its the best thing!!

I was NEVER allowed outside without shoes on because I could get prickles.

Lets say I never got lice or school sores But I didn't learn to have good social skills until well into my highschool years..... pffft.

Your doing the right thing Just don't catch the sores yourself lol

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We spent over 3 month's getting rid of the case Alan picked up from kinetting over the chicken pox. went around the whole house a few times. Not sure what your doc said about treatment meaning they were no longer catchy we were hosue bound for week's as we were told they were contagious till they heaeled. we had to wash all our bedding etc in anti septic wash. Admitdly we probaby had aharder time getting rid of them cause Mikey echema kept turning in to them if that makes scence. Good luck Andie hope it goes away soon if not get some oral anti'b we ended up all having some that seem to finally clear them up and and lots of hand washing.
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Abby had these a few weeks ago (thank u creche for letting us know they were going around NOT) and we were given the same cream and told to cover it if we could to stop her touching them, Hers stopped getting worse straight away but it was about a week before it healed. I read in several places that once she had, had the cream for 24 hours she was no longer contagious but my doc said she was until all the nasty crap had gone and had started to heal over.
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Hmmmm, thanks for the advice, ladies. Well as usual Ella's seen lots of kids through the week so I"ll be kicking myself if she was contagious after all! Fingers crossed...
Luckily it was caught very early on as there's only the one, it's very small, and no signs of any more. The Foban seems to be working it's magic now
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I doubt she will still be contagious, Andie. Foban is pretty powerful
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Originally posted by busymum busymum wrote:

I doubt she will still be contagious, Andie. Foban is pretty powerful

It ain't that strong never worked on my kid's. Not even on normal skin infeection's. My kid's were we were told to cover them. However unless Ella touched her face and then went and touched another child's cut scratch or something then chance's are there would of been no passing it on. If that makes scence its differnt at things like kindy cause there is less control.
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