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Nasal impetigo in adults

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 23 years experience
Topical antibiotic: The bacteria that's commonly the cause of impetigo is staph aureus, which responds to prescription topical antibiotics. If your doctor determines tha... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadia Ghattas
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Impetigo : You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up . Good luck
Dr. Venkata Vallury
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Impetigo: just apply a small bandaid on it it would look less conspicuous
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not necessarily: The nasal passages are breeding grounds for a variety of germs due to the presence of mucous & a habit for most that touch their nose with germy f... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sounds like it: I would treat it initially with topical hydrogen peroxide which will kill some germs on contact. Then have her seen. She is likely carrying staph germ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Impetigo: Impetigo is a bacterial infection that requires a prescription antibiotic to cure. Talk to your son's doctor for evaluation and treatment. Since it a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Stop the bactroban (mupirocin): You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban (mupirocin) & should stop it immediately. Call your dr so the information can be reviewed & get into yo... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roseller B. Tapangan
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Nasal hygiene !: You have to treat it more aggressively with antibiotics by mouth and intranasal antibiotic cream! staph impetigo tend to colonize the nasal cavity ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See below: Yes, differentiation can be done with cultures of the fluid looking for bacterial (staph/strep) or herpes. As for the risk to the brain, the herpes v... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes it will scar : Less and no healing will not be greatly impaired

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