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Can impetigo spread internally

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Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Direct contact: Impetigo spreads by direct skin to skin contact.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
22 years experience Dermatology
Direct contact: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and spreads by contact, either directly or indirectly through our hands. Hand washing is very important to prevent ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Without treatment, often spreads to other areas of skin, or causes more serious infection, such as cellulitis or abcess, respiratory or even joint or ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
37 years experience Pediatrics
Scratching: Impetigo is caused by infected skin sores. Scratching or picking at the lesions can easily transfer bacteria to other areas, especially any other brea ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
A Shaggy Dog Story: It was a hot summer day and she took a refreshing cube of ice and swept it across her forehead to cool the heat of the infection and the day.Just then ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo: Yes,if it is not being treatedshe can spread it to your girlfriend
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Monib Zirvi
20 years experience Dermatology
Wash and clean: Staph can last for days on surfaces. Wash potentially contaminated clothing and towels and this usually clears the issue from these items. Clean surfa ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Yes: Impetigo will usually go away on its own. However, if you scratch it, touch it, etc. You can spread it.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Pediatrics
Herpes/Impetigo?: Herpes is generally quite painful. Impetigo wouldn’t extend to the inside of the mouth.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
25 years experience Dermatology
A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral ... Read More
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