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A 23-year-old female asked:

I have open like blister sores..appeared suddenly... very sore, burn & itch. i googled symptoms and it says impetigo. would i need an antiobotic?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Maybe: Impetigo is usually a kid disease while pubertal skin changes make it less likely in adults. You may have a blistering skin infection or they may arise from bites or an allergic response. You can treat them initially by blotting with hydrogen peroxide (kills staph)/drying & applying an OTC antibiotic ointment or cream. If they persist or worsen have the issue evaluated.
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