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Is it possible to have eye impetigo

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moonyoung Chung
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there.
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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
19 years experience Retinal Surgery
Yes: If you mean of the eyelids. This is sometimes associated with harada's disease. If you mean of the internal pigmented structures like the iris, then t ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Impetigo: It is primarily caused by staphylococcus aureus, and sometimes by streptococcus pyogenes. Both of these organisms can be present in nasal and oral se ... Read More
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Dr. David Chandler
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Highly contagious: Impetigo is a highly contagious skin bacterial infection common in preschool children. It is usually spread by direct contact from someone who is inf ... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Schwarzman
47 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bactroban (mupirocin: This is a topical ointment.You need a prescription in the US,maybe not in other countries.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ruben Cerri
Specializes in Pediatrics
Complete therapy: No. As per your information, you are receiving therapy and you need to be compliant. The lesions will heal and you will be fine . Talk to your doctor ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
The issues with: Impetigo and yeast infection may be separate from the pressure behind eyes, headache, swollen, painful nodes. The sxs are not specific for any one ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, in ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
22 years experience Medical Oncology
Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, in ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han answered
23 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
51 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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