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A 21-year-old female asked:

is it possible to get impetigo on your buttocks from a cut ? i can't tell if the cuts are just infected or irritated from the rubbing of clothing.

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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
Yes: Minor cuts can often become infected with staph and become crusted on the surface. This yellow golden crusted area is known as impetigo. Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment is a prescription that is highly effective at treating this even if the staph aureus involved is mrsa. If you have recurrent lesions, treating the inner nostrils with the ointment for 1 week each month may prevent outbreaks.

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How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Keep them clean! :): Daily bathing and hygiene. Clean open abrasions and cuts with water and soap as soon as possible and watch for any worsening of an older abrasion or wound.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
...and avoid others who may have active, untreated impetigo!
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Can the doctor induce me for an irritable uterus at 37 weeks?

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Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How can you help pain and cut up gums from braces?

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Dr. David Hardin
Wound care 36 years experience
Gums or inside lips?: Most hardware won't cut gums, a few rarely used attachments might. If gums are cut check with orthodontist. You might have gingivitis instead. A few rare proceedures require an incision which heals quickly. If cheeks& gums cut cover sharp area with wax and check if it can't be covered or if the area doesn't heal quickly check with orthodontist.

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