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What is the treatment for impetigo?

What is the treatment for impetigo?

Antibiotics: A young baby with impetigo may need to be hospitalized for I.V. Antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the impetigo skin infection. Babies older than 2-3 months may use a combination of oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams to treat their impetigo, but even older babies may need I.V. Antibiotics if an infection is widespread or worrisome in any way. ...Read more

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of ...Read more


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How do you contract impetigo and treatment?

How do you contract impetigo and treatment?

Bacteria: Caused by a bacteria that can be transferred to your skin and get in through skin cracks to cause superficial infection. Usually readily responds to antibiotics. Soap and water and cleanliness are the environmental concerns. ...Read more

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What are rigor fits? And what treatment would you give for impetigo

Chills: Rigors are chills; rigor fits would be the episodes of chills and muscle shivering. Impetigo is treated with topical antibiotics, such as Mupirocin (bactroban), or oral antibiotics if it is severe. ...Read more

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My mom is being treated for impetigo at her NH. The dermatologist wants her areas to be wrapped up. How do I know if treatment is working. ?

My mom is being treated for impetigo at her NH. The dermatologist wants her areas to be wrapped up. How do I know if treatment is working.
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Take a peek: You can always look under the bandages and check for worsening pus or expanding redness. The wraps are possibly to prevent further infection from the environment and spread of the infection locally. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for impetigo?

What are the treatments for impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is highly contagious. Treatment typically involves a prescription topical antibiotic with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of impetigo?

What is the best way to get rid of impetigo?

Antibiotics: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read more

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Is there a cure for impetigo?

Is there a cure for impetigo?

Impetigo: Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex). If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used. ...Read more

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What is the best skin care routine while impetigo is healing?

What is the best skin care routine while impetigo is healing?

Hygienic strategies.: Wash the area with water and mild soap, or normal saline. Wear gloves when touching the wound, or applying antibiotic. Wash the affected clothes in touch with the wound. Do not share same towels. Keep the children off from that for any accidental touch. Cut the nails no matter if adult or child, that is a source of spread. The key is to wash hands frequently. ...Read more

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I've been treated for impetigo in the nose twice, it's back again. I developed sinus allergy type symptoms since the first infection. What's the cure?

Nasal hygiene !: You have to treat it more aggressively with antibiotics by mouth and intranasal antibiotic cream! staph impetigo tend to colonize the nasal cavity and emerge after antibiotics is completed! twice a day bactroban intranasal x 5 days repeated for 6 months tend to decrease nasal colonization! regards! ...Read more