A 21-year-old member asked:
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should the crusty areas of impetigo infected skin be removed?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Wash off gently with plain soap and water which is antibacterial.
Answered on Jan 3, 2019
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 oral antibiotic.
Answered on Feb 29, 2020
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