A few options - a leave it alone. Soak 3-4 times a day for 10-15

minutes in water as hot as can be stood - no point in burning him -

that won't help <seriously, I have seen people who thought they were

being brave by hurting themselves>!



Another option. Wash with soap and warm water first. Freeze the area

with an ice cube to give you several seconds of painless working

time. This is usually more effective than trying to get a child to

hold still while Mommy pokes him with a needle - kinda hard to

convince him it won't hurt. He'll want to know how the heck YOU can

tell! Use antibiotic ointment and band-aid after.



aardvark