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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Fighting Infections: Yes. This is exactly what happens when you have a significant infection. The glands of your lymph system swell to eat up the toxins and bacteria in t ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Wash off gently with plain soap and water which is antibacterial.
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Do not pick off, clean gently with soap and warm water, or use warm compresses to sooth area, then apply topical bacterial cream/ointment and take or ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Take a peek: You can always look under the bandages and check for worsening pus or expanding redness. The wraps are possibly to prevent further infection from the ... Read More
A 21-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 25-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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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy p ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
OTC: If you truly have impetigo, you can treat the infection with Bacitracin or neosporin ointment 3 times a day.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Yes,: if inappropriately treated, or not treated at all!
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not unless there is deeper involvement of tissues such as cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis.
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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Everyone: Impetigo is a skin infection. Anyone can have this occur.
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