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will impetigo go away on its own?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Depends: For adults, maybe. For children, not.
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Impetigo: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If the infection is mild then medications like mupurocin in ointment form should be enough. If it is severe then oral antibiotics will be needed. Make sure to complete the ab course Education is important - Hand washing - wash lenin and toes in hot water -cover infected parts -use disposable tissue paper to blow nose

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What are the treatments for impetigo?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Antibiotics: Since impetigo is generally caused by staph or strep (bacteria), it is treated with antibiotics. These may be used topically on the skin or by mouth depending on the extent of the rash.
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What is the treatment for impetigo?

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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Antibiotics: The treatment is good skin hygeine with good skin cleansing. In addition, treament with either topical or oral antibiocs is often applied based on how severe the problem is.
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Who is susceptible to impetigo?

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Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Everyone: Impetigo is a skin infection. Anyone can have this occur.
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What is impetigo?

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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 51 years experience
Skin infection: Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by a bacteria, typically staph or strep. Impetigo generally appears as small fluid filled blisters that break and crust over with a yellowish colored scab. It is treated with antibiotics, either orally or topically depending on the extent of the rash.
A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine 48 years experience
Sore or crust: An open sore, especially in a child, or one with a heaped up yellow crust, is nusually impetigo.

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