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18 y/o son took a cycle of a designer steroid, should i be worried about permanent effects?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Probably not....: Probably not, but it may depend upon his state of general health and the dose of steroid.Best to check the details with his doctor.

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Should I keep my son out of school until his impetigo is completely healed?

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Dr. Henry Bloom
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No: Though many experts reccommend only local treatement, without culture, our studies in families show that a culture is needed to see if impetigo is staph, strep or both, and what antibiotic it is sensitive to. Also, since there may be infection in the respiratory tract that is infectious to others, local treatment will not prevent spread, without appropriate oral antibiotics.

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