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What is the incubation period for impetigo before it starts showing up?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
1 to 3 days: It takes 1 to 3 days for the rash to appear after you aquire the infection.

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What is the normal incubation period of impetigo?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Few days -2 weeks: Incubation can vary, but an antibacterial or surgical soap or a dilute chlorine bath can be decrease bacterial load and prevent infection from developing.

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