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should i keep my son out of school until his impetigo is completely healed?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Though many experts reccommend only local treatement, without culture, our studies in families show that a culture is needed to see if impetigo is staph, strep or both, and what antibiotic it is sensitive to. Also, since there may be infection in the respiratory tract that is infectious to others, local treatment will not prevent spread, without appropriate oral antibiotics.
Answered on Apr 4, 2016
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