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Does eczema cause impetigo

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: If there is enough skin damage and bacteria get in there, infection may occur.

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
Dermatology 19 years experience
Different Conditions: Pimples - usually refers to acne eczema - usually refers to atopic dermatitis rash - general term for a red itchy skin conditions. Impetigo - bact... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
Dermatology 28 years experience
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
A female asked:
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Eczema treatment: If eczema is infected, it is often necessary to take oral antibiotics to help clear the exacerbation.
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
If around others: If she is around other children or siblings then covering it would be a good idea to prevent spread to others. If not around others then there isn't a... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Doubt impetigo: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection that usually has a 'honey-colored' crust, commonly overlying irritated reddish skin. What you are describing ... Read More
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Nobody knows: but there is an element of allergy in it
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as c... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Eczema: Eczema is not an allergy. It is a genetic trait usually associated with dry skin. Individuals with this, and their relatives, also have a high frequen... Read More

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