My child woke up this morning after visiting her father and i notice near her left elbow she has a very large very warm to the touch and the lump is hard as a rock. it does not hurt her but i'm concerned??? what could this be?? she is not complaining of pain nor is the area itchy. she is 3 yrs old??
If it is red and swollen or has the appearence of a spider bite, my first concern would be MRSA. There are 2 types Community Acquired or Healthcare Acquired. HA is usaully after receiving treatment, not always.
MRSA escalates RAPIDLY, requiring immeadiate attention. A boil may appear soon. If so demand a culture, it will require lancing. Under no circumstance do you discuss treatment for MRSA without actually viewing the results and having them explained. If that explantion is superfilous ask for a referral to a infectious disease specialist.