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A female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Not necessarily: Please consult a physician to get evaluated. It makes me wonder if you have a ulcerated form of impetigo ( Ecthyma) which is treated with oral antibio ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
No! Scabs are body: created bandages. While rarely covering over/trapping infection; far more commonly wall out bacteria which damage. Soap & water + very gently clea ... Read More
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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
20 years experience Pediatrics
No!: Leave the scabs alone :) They will fall off in due time when they are ready. Picking at the wound is just a great way to reinfect the area and leave ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
May need more: Simple impetigo in a localized setting may respond to local treatment with bactroban. Cleansing the area with peroxide can assist in some cases. When ... Read More
A 5-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No need to cover: You are being treated with Antibiotics for Impetigo and unless there is drainage you dont need to cover the lesions and they will eventually dry and s ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo treatment: Try taking baths with warm soapy water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to water as a disinfectant. Also apply bactrioban to your nostrils several times ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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3-5 days: 3-5 days in a immunocompetant person.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
14 years experience Infectious Disease
It should: It should get better; if it doesn't, you should see a doctor for further evaluation.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
Not now: Do not put any bandage on impetigo. Rinse with water and apply some more mupirocin.
A female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
28 years experience Dermatology
Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For ... Read More
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A -1-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation.

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