A 21-year-old member asked:
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is impetigo a painful disease?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
47 years experience Family Medicine
No: Not unless there is deeper involvement of tissues such as cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. David Wyatt
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
Answered on Jan 9, 2019

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