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A 20-year-old female asked:

My impetigo sores have turned to actual dark red scabs after application of mupirocen for 4 days. does this mean it is healing and new skin is forming?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Yes!: New skin is forming underneath the scab you are noticing. This is your body's natural reaction and normal. So glad you are getting better!
Dr. Maria Diaz monero
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Yes: yes.. be careful with the sun exposure ...lesions became darker when healing
Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Impetigo healing: You can usually tell that impetigo is responding to treatment by the following observations: decreased size of sore, resolution of crusting, lessening of redness, sores healing over and appearing more dry and gradual return of normal skin coloration.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
healing
Sep 14, 2014

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