Oral antibiotics, especially penicillin, are given to treat this condition.
The infection rarely spreads. It may get better on its own.
Review Date : 12/1/2009
Reviewed By : A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Greg Juhn, MTPW, David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Kevin Berman, MD, PhD, Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Disease, Atlanta, GA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network (10/11/2008).
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