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Can you fully heal impetigo?

Can you fully heal impetigo?

Yes: See your doctor so a culture can be taken and the proper antibiotics prescribed (it may be a combo of oral and topical antibiotics). With time the skin should fully heal. ...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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If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

May heal, not usual: It depends on the size, if it is very small and early stage, the way you clean and wash it and how you avoid spreading can affect the healing. It is very contagious and if you do not control that, it will spread fast and you need the treatment. Most of the times you need treatment but sometimes the nature of the body and immune system takes care of it. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my impetigo to heal/look better?

Impetigo: Impetigo should improve within 5-7 days of starting the antibiotic. If the rash is widespread, you may need to use an oral antibiotic in addition to a topical antibiotic. If not improving, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I get little bumps on my chin that crust over and hurt. What is this? I don't think its impetigo because they usually go away within 2-4 weeks but another one comes before the old one can heal

This : This does sound like impetigo, expecially if the crust is honey colored. Maybe you are not taking the right antibiotic, or not taking it for long enough. If you stop the treatment early for any reason, the infection can return fairly quickly. On the other hand this may be a dermatitis, allergic reaction, or even folliculitis. I recommend you go back to the doctor that treated you and be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am having a impetigo on chin and cheek. Have some scratches or cut on chin and cheek . How to heal it. No more yellowish liquid oozing out need help?

I am having a impetigo on chin and cheek. Have some scratches or cut on chin and cheek . How to heal it. No more yellowish liquid oozing out need help?

Mupirocin: Impetigo is a common skin infection that results in soft, friable pustules. It is commonly seen in children, but can be seen in adults. Impetigo can be treated with oral (pills) or topical antibiotics. Any physician will be able to prescribe treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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What is impetigo?

What is impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection of infants and babies. It causes blisters or sores on the face, mostly around the mouth and the nose. These sores break and ooze, forming a yellowish crust over the infected area. Although it usually goes away on its own, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid complications. ...Read more

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What causes impetigo?

What causes impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is usually caused by either streptococcal and/or staphylococcal bacteria. It can be treated with an oral antibiotic or a topical antibiotic like muciporcin. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be cured?

Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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How serious is impetigo?

How serious is impetigo?

Can be : If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection , an infection that you do not want to ignore ! ...Read more

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