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Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Bullous impetigo diagnosed for 4 month old baby. How serious is this?

Generally not: Bulbous impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually treated with antibiotics by mouth or topical cream if there are just a few lesions. If the baby starts a fever, becomes very irritable or the lesions become large and widespread, he needs immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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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Does impetigo leave scars? My daughter is being treated for bullous impetigo on her arms. Will it leave scars? .

Does impetigo leave scars? My daughter is being treated for bullous impetigo on her arms. Will it leave scars?

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Depends on variables: Most impetigo affects the superficial skin layers & seldom scars. However, repeated scratching with deeper skin penetration can leave some skin defects. ...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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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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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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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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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