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Recurring impetigo around mouth?

Recurring impetigo around mouth?

See dermatologist: Based on the questions you have been asking, it sounds like you need to see a dermatologist to evaluate what is going on and to get some relief. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can impetigo be carried out through saliva?

Can impetigo be carried out through saliva?

Impetigo is caused: By 2 bacteria, most often "staph", occasionally "strep." it's often on the face, around or in the nose of toddlers ; spreads by contact with the infected sores or nasal discharge or by kids' scratching a lesion, then touching an area of broken skin. It's not really saliva-spread, but kissing a tot with nasal lesions ; a drippy nose isn't a good idea, especially if you have cracked lips/skin. ...Read more

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Had impetigo and used mupirocin2% three weeks ago. Left with redness and lower lip is itchy but no signs of blisters. Is it back?

Had impetigo and used mupirocin2% three weeks ago. Left with redness and lower lip is itchy but no signs of blisters. Is it back?

Maybe not: If the redness is a little less (improving) each day, it may be "post-inflammatory" redness that gradually goes away after the impetigo heals. If crusting or oozing returns, then the doctor can look to see if the infection has returned. Many people get blisters on a lip that are cold sores, instead of impetigo. Cold sores are caused by viruses (mupirocin doesn't work on those viruses). ...Read more

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Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more

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Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Make sure your doc knows how bad you're feeling! ...Read more

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How can you get impetigo?

How can you get impetigo?

Bacteria: This is caused bya bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. You can get itfrom someone else of you have a cut in your skin. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I could get impetigo from my sister?

Impetigo: Impetigo is very contagious. But it is more likely that your sister can spread it to other parts of her skin than to spread it to you. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my impetigo until I can see a doctor?

Impetigo: Bacitracin, but don't try this alone for too long if you are not seeing improvements as impetigo often needs more potent therapies. ...Read more

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How does impetigo get started?

An abrasion or cut: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. Your skin is covered with billions of bacteria all the time. It acts as a barrier to keep those bacteria out of your body. If you have an area of irritation or abrasion or cut which damages that barrier, the bacteria can cause a localized infection. If caught early, a topical antibiotic ointment may help. Otherwise oral medications may be needed. ...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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Help. I'm having outbreaks. Should I get tests for impetigo?

Need more info: Are you having outbreaks of impetigo? If you are having skin outbreaks...Infections...You may want to ask your doctor to culture one of the infections and see if you are having staphylococcus outbreaks. Cleaning with hibiclens for a month can help reduce the bacteria that are leading to the problem. Would advise you to be seen. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, typical caused by staph aureus. This is typically treated by prescription topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. Have a doctor check the infection and prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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 any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Urea: Urea cream will slowly peel away top layer of skin to lighten post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 40 per cent is available by prescription but 20 per cent is over the counter. ...Read more

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Can you get impetigo inside your labia? (If you have been exposed to it) perhaps from shaving?

Can you get impetigo inside your labia? (If you have been exposed to it) perhaps from shaving?

Not common: I would think of other diagnoses first; primarily a herpes infection. Have it seen. ...Read more

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Have been on smz/tmp for impetigo of the lt. Face in two weeks cleared up. Now its back agn., its now on my right face. How do I get rid of this stuff?

Have been on smz/tmp for impetigo of the lt. Face in two weeks cleared up. Now its back agn., its now on my right face. How do I get rid of this stuff?

Possible MRSA: This may represent an MRSA infection. Most doctors will treat empirically at first, but at this point a culture of the wound may help reveal what type of bacteria you are infected with and more importantly, what antibiotics will kill it. Continue to follow up with your doctor. Sometimes we will adjust the antibiotic regimen based on the results of a skin culture. Hope this helps. ...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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If I treat impetigo with bactroban (mupirocin) without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

Possibly: 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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I have hs1, and have had impetigo in the past. If I get a sore with yellow crusty stuff on it, which is it more likely to be?

Difficult issue: If it arises at the junction of your lip and the skin nearby it is likely hs1.Hs1 can also arise in other locations on your face but will usually be the same site or close every time. Hs1 blisters can become inflamed by skin contaminants if their healing is prolonged, and might be labeled impetigo at that point. Skin infections can arise at several differing sites at different times. ...Read more

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How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

Highly contagious: Impetigo is a highly contagious skin bacterial infection common in preschool children. It is usually spread by direct contact from someone who is infected. It is treatable with topical or oral antibiotics. It most commonly starts near the mouth nose and spreads once the blister-like sore breaks, leaking fluid out. That is how it gets near the eye. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of impetigo?

What can I use to get rid of impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Treatment is with Mupirocin ointment and oral antibiotic if extensive lesions. Delay in rx can cause cellulitis, scarring, pigmentation children are at risk of having glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my mild impetigo fast?

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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Why can't I get rid of my impetigo? What can I do?

Have you seen your: Doctor? If you haven't, you should. There are topical antibiotic treatments and oral antibiotic treatments. If neither of those are working, perhaps you are getting reinfected by another person, yourself or something contaminated in your environment. You should also make sure that it is impetigo and not a herpes infection, or a contact dermatitis, both of which can appear similar. ...Read more

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Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

Can folliculitis cause someone to get impetigo after touching?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more