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Antibiotics Generally Treat Impetigo
My daughter has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics. How else can this be treated?
Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 to 7 days: Depends on extent and severity.Get a more detailed answer ›
What do you suggest if my child has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics..help!?
Re-evaluate: Treatment failure should prompt re-evaluation. Perhaps the original diagnosis was not completely accurate, or the medication regimen was not appropriate, or taken as directed. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with impetigo, unable to take antibiotics, as they have made me feel sick and very unwell. Have stopped them and feeling better?
I've been applying a prescribed antibiotic ointment to my diagnosed impetigo for 5 days. How do I know the impetigo is healing? I don't think it is.
How long after application of Mupirocin and oral antibiotics would my Impetigo condition disappear?
3-5 days: 3-5 days in a immunocompetant person.Get a more detailed answer ›
No it won't: Antifungal medicines work against certain fungi - like Candida if you have a yeast infection. Impetigo is caused by bacteria - either Staph or sometimes Strep. So there shouldn't be any major problems taking both medicines. Hopefully you can overcome these infections soon. Check with the doctor for any concerns about side effects or failure to respond. ...Read more
Good morning, i think I have impetigo 2 time, doc thought coldsore but it's not. 10 days of antibiotics but still bit there. Plus swollen under chin?
The antibiotic: Would have treated the impetigo already.As long as the lesion is no longer weepy , give it some time to heal. If swelling under the chin gets bigger , red, tender , it may mean there is pus developing under or an abscess is forming. If that is the case, you need to see your doctor again ...Read more
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