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A 32-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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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Impetigo: Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex). If clinical suspic ... Read More
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A 20-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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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Can be : If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection , an infection that you do not want to ignore !
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, sta ... Read More
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Specializes in Family Medicine
Clinical, +/- test: Clinical: painful, red, itchy, poor healing lesion with honey-colored crusts test: swab for culture and sensitivity may be performed, biopsy rarely if ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affec ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
IMPETIGO: Impetigo are infected skin lesions associated with strep infection.If untreated it can have renal complications like glomerulonephritis.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ziad Akl
Dr. Ziad Akl answered
30 years experience Infectious Disease
More info: Please post more info. Your age. Describe the lesions you're calling impetigo. When did they start happening? Ho often do they appear? How long do hey ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If your impetigo: has not responded to treatments you have received to date - recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. Take care.
A female asked:
Dr. Derek Skinner
18 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated.
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Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes: Since it is a bacterial infection, other children or even adults in contact with the rash can catch impetigo.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes - antibiotics: If it is fairly mild, topical antibiotics will work (a cream or ointment), but if it is more severe you might have to take oral antibiotics.
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