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What are the treatments for impetigo?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
50 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Antibiotics: Since impetigo is generally caused by staph or strep (bacteria), it is treated with antibiotics. These may be used topically on the skin or by mouth depending on the extent of the rash.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
1 to 3 days: It takes 1to3 days from the time you are infected and the rash to appear.

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