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I was diagnosed with strep throat friday and given amoxicillin. I now have what appears to be impetigo. Now 3yr old daughter with fever? What to do?
Seek Treatment: Household members related to a patient with strep throat have higher risk to catch the same. Daughter needs to be evaluated today. Your impetigo also needs a culture. Urgent care clinic should be able to accommodate both of you, if your doctor is not available on weekend. ...Read more
Wrong antibiotic.: Impetigo is a a skin infection mostly caused by 2 major germs--staph or strep. Whereas Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) actually does a pretty good job with strep-type germs, it is not very effective for staph infection. Therefore, this suggests that your impetigo is probably caused by a staph bacteria instead of strep. Sounds as if you need to call your health care professional for another attempt at your impetigo! ...Read more
Diagnosed on 3/10 with an infection subcutaneous tissue, bacterial and impetigo on face. Given augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). now have a peri cyst and calf stiff. ?
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more
Good hygiene: Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin. Typically, an area of the skin is irritated and its barrier function is compromised, allowing skin bacteria to cause an infection. Using antibacterial soaps may help. It is also important to keep existing impetigo lesions covered with a bandage and to wash hands well after touching them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer