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Doctor insights on: Do Symptoms Like Impetigo Go Away Quickly

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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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Will impetigo go away on its own?

Will impetigo go away on its own?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin caused by Staphylococcus aureus. If the infection is mild then medications like mupurocin in ointment form should be enough. If it is severe then oral antibiotics will be needed. Make sure to complete the ab course Education is important - Hand washing - wash lenin and toes in hot water -cover infected parts -use disposable tissue paper to blow nose ...Read more

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What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?

What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?

Blisters/crusting: Impetigo is a contagious skin infection usually caused by strep or staph. It is most common in children. There are small blisters that pop easily and then leave red, crusty areas. The honey colored fluid that drains from the blisters is full of bacteria, so it is easily spread to other people. See your doctor if you think you or your child has impetigo. ...Read more

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Flu like symptoms with impetigo, what to do?

Flu like symptoms with impetigo, what to do?

Because of the: skin issues - I would go ahead and get it medically checked. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of impetigo bad?

Generally No: Infected skin rash that can itch, burn or be sore. Usually some sort of antibacterial is needed, since the infection is often caused by staphylococcus or strep bacteria.Annoying but usually not horrible. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Impetigo are infected skin lesions associated with strep infection.If untreated it can have renal complications like glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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Please tell me the symptoms of impetigo and how I can prevent it?

Please tell me the symptoms of impetigo and how I can prevent it?

Rash: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. If causes a rash that itches or hurts, oozes, and becomes covered by a honey colored crust. It's contagious, so as with many contagious illnesses, good hand washing and hygiene is key in prevention. ...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