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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Several weeks: Untreated it could last several weeks or months. With treatment it will resolve in about a week with either bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) or oral ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,: if inappropriately treated, or not treated at all!
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Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Probably not: Its possible that the impetigo has come back. Its also possible that you have something else. The best thing to do in this situation is to get an ex ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Could be a combination of the following: 1.Flu vaccine side effects and antibiotic use-gi upset/stomach ache. 2. A viral illness with cold and stom ... Read More
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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Rosenblum
27 years experience Family Medicine
Minor infection: But should be treated to keep it from spreading, and because it usually won't resolve without antibiotics.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin, most commonly acquired from direct skin-to-skin contact, especially in children.
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