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Who is susceptible to impetigo?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Everyone: Impetigo is a skin infection. Anyone can have this occur.
Answered on Oct 15, 2013
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Dr. Richard Mizuguchi
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A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral ... Read More
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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection.
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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
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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. Karen Han answered
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Direct contact: Impetigo spreads by direct skin to skin contact.
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