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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 ›
How long before my lymphnode goes back to normal. I have impetigo and have been on antibiotics for 2 days now.
Several weeks.: it can take several weeks before it goes down to normal size ...Read more
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
No: usually impetigo is staphalococcus or streptococcus and maybe even mrsa [methicillin resistant staph] bets is mupirocin 2% antibiotic ointment aplly 2-3x/day till better , wash with washcloth and soap daily ,very contagious . antibiotics would be augmentin or doxycycline or cephalexin or clindamycinand if mrsa bactrim ds or doxycycline, clindamycin and mupirocyn ointment. zithro. does not cover ...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'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?
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?
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
Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I’m on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo?
How long after application of Mupirocin and oral antibiotics would my Impetigo condition disappear?
3-5 days: 3-5 days in a immunocompetant person.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have impetigo and wonder if i need the topical antibiotics in order to prevent scaring.I have oral and topical prescriptions but its$lots for topica?
Oral antibiotic only: Oral antibiotics should suffice.Get a more detailed answer ›
My pediatrician diagnosed impetigo but now looks like ringworm after being on antibiotics for a week. What should I do?
Recheck: Impetigo is a bacterial infection treated with antibiotics, while ringworm is a fungal skin infection which would not improve with antibiotics. If the eruption has not resolved with antibiotics, see your pediatrician so a skin culture for fungus can be done. Regardless, avoid putting Hydrocortisone or other topical steroid on it until the true diagnosis is known. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good morning, i think I have impetigo 2 time, doc thought coldsore but it's not. 10 days of antibiotics but still bit there. Plus swollen under chin?
The antibiotic: Would have treated the impetigo already.As long as the lesion is no longer weepy , give it some time to heal. If swelling under the chin gets bigger , red, tender , it may mean there is pus developing under or an abscess is forming. If that is the case, you need to see your doctor again ...Read more
My son had ballus impetigo two weeks ago. He got antibiotics and is healed. However he has been peeling on his feet and hands. Is this normal?
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