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Does a fever usually accompany impetigo?

Does a fever usually accompany impetigo?

No: There are two types of impetigo. Fever usually does not occur in impetigo contagiosa but it may happen in bullous impetigo. Overall it is not a common sign. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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I was diagnosed with strep throat friday and given amoxicillin. I now have what appears to be impetigo. Now 3yr old daughter with fever? What to do?

I was diagnosed with strep throat friday and given amoxicillin.  I now have what appears to be impetigo. Now 3yr old daughter with fever? What to do?

Seek Treatment: Household members related to a patient with strep throat have higher risk to catch the same. Daughter needs to be evaluated today. Your impetigo also needs a culture. Urgent care clinic should be able to accommodate both of you, if your doctor is not available on weekend. ...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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I have burning sensation with impetigo, what to do?

I have burning sensation with impetigo, what to do?

Get treated: It suggests the treatment you received or are receiving for impetigo is not curing the infection. Have your doctor re-examine you for prescribing appropriate antibiotic coverage you may need. Get well soon:) ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has impetigo should my pregnant girlfriend be in contact with her?

What do you suggest if my child has impetigo should my pregnant girlfriend be in contact with her?

It's okay: As long as your girlfriend doesn't have any open cuts and washes hands well after contact with your child, she will be fine. ...Read more

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Is the only way to tell the difference between herpes and impetigo with a culture?

Herpes simplex: Differentiating this from impetigo should be fairly easy by observation by an experienced clinician. Show this to your doctor. Impetigo is caused by streptococcus pyogenes and staphylococcus aureus and should be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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Based on what I've researched it looks like I have Impetigo. Is there anything over-the-counter that I can treat it with?

Maybe: Impetigo is a skin infection usually caused by staph or strep organisms. If your skin infection is very small and very superficial you may be able to keep area clean and use an antibacterial soap and topical antibiotic ointment like bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) if you are not allergic to these. For larger infection, you should see a doctor and be RX'ed with oral antibiotics. Contagious potential. ...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

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