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Do Antibiotics Help Fight Impetigo
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
My daughter has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics. How else can this be treated?
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.
I've been on oral antibiotics for impetigo for 5 days but I keep getting new sores. They're tiny and pop quickly, is this normal during the treatment?
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
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