My seven week old has an infected big toe. It's swollen up pretty badly, and there's a pus pocket. I think it's an ingrown nail, though I can't imagine why- we've never cut his toenails.
I've called the doctor- waiting to hear back about what we should do.
I'm nervous they'll prescribe antibiotics. I'm open to giving them to him if thats really what he needs, but I often feel they've over prescribed. And, I'm worried about the effect of antibiotics on his very delicate 7 week old gut.
Anyone had this before with their children? Did you use antibiotics? If not, what else worked?
Anything topical I can give him for the pain? He has been screaming all day and I can't seem to calm him, poor guy.