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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 28 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!
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Dr. Maria Diaz monero
42 years experience
Yes: yes.. be careful with the sun exposure ...lesions became darker when healing
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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 27 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.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 59 years experience
healing
Sep 14, 2014
Last updated Jan 5, 2019

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