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A 34-year-old member asked:

How does impetigo usually spread?

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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology 25 years experience
Direct contact: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and spreads by contact, either directly or indirectly through our hands. Hand washing is very important to prevent spread.
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How does impetigo spread?

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Direct contact: Impetigo spreads by direct skin to skin contact.
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