Monday, May 5, 2008

If it's not one thing, it's another...

About a week and a half ago Kora got a boil in her left nostril (see diagram). She wouldn't let anyone touch it or get near it and it of course came to a hideous head and eventually busted. Unfortunately, the goo from the bust got all over her nose and created a wonderful case of impetigo. I had never heard of this and didn't know WHAT was growing under her nose. After talking to my informative friend Natalie, we discovered it WAS in fact probably impetigo and I needed to take her to the doctor because it was getting bigger and spreading by the day.
When we went to the doctor she immediately agreed it had to be impetigo. She took a culture of it and we'll know for sure in about 3 days, but for now we have an oral and a topical antibiotic to keep on it several times daily.


7 comments:

Dena said...

you people and your boils

Amanda said...

oh man....I've never had a boil......But your right with kids it's always something!

Lindsay said...

Jeez Louise!!! That blows. Poor Kora. Poor all of you... you boiling family.

Janae said...

Kora looks like Dakota Fanning in that picture. She's got to get rid of that sore, it's painful looking. Good luck, Kora.

So, so true. If it's not one thing, it is another.

Bill and Tara said...

We know all about impetigo, Enos could tell you about it someday. Poor Kora, that just sucks!

SM said...

SAD! Hope she heals up quick!

Jess said...

Poor, poor Kora! It looks painful!