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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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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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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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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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At dr. Yesterday. diangosis impetigo. prescription bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Woke up sweating last night. Headache. Throat getting sore. Nausea. Body aches. Feels like pressure behind eyes. Had flu shot. Slight ruq pain. Ideas?

At dr. Yesterday. diangosis impetigo. prescription bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Woke up sweating last night. Headache. Throat getting sore. Nausea. Body aches. Feels like pressure behind eyes. Had flu shot. Slight ruq pain. Ideas?

See below: Could be a combination of the following: 1.Flu vaccine side effects and antibiotic use-gi upset/stomach ache. 2. A viral illness with cold and stomach symptoms. 3. Doubt due to impetigo unless lesions are spreading/worsening. Re check with your doc if symptomatic care is not improving your status. ...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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Been diagnosed with impetigo but looks like ringworm, what to do?

Been diagnosed with impetigo but looks like ringworm, what to do?

Follow instructions: Rashes and other skin lesions are sometimes difficult to definitively diagnose because many of the features of different conditions can overlap. It's best to follow the instructions of the prescribing physician, who is highly trained and experienced. If your rash is not improving after a good faith effort of treatment, other diagnosis should be considered. ...Read more

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What to do if i've been diagnosed with impetigo but looks like ringworm?

Impetigo : If you've been given medicine for impetigo, and it's ringworm, the medicine won't work. Impetigo is a bacterial infection, ringworm is a fungal infection. If there is no improvement in a couple of days; have it rechecked. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with impetigo, but it looks like ringworm - what's going on?

Please confirm: These are two very different diagnosis. Impetigo is bacterial and treated with topical &/or oral antibiotics. Ringworm or Tinea is fungal skin infection and is treated with topical antifungal creams and steroids. Impetigo is crusty and pus like in nature http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ringworm/basics/definition/CON-20021104 ...Read more

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Can you give me suggestions if i was diagnosed with impetigo, looks like ringworm (repost)?

Bacterial infection: Impetigo is a bacterial infection mainly due to strep. And some times staph. Papules and vesicles covered with yellow crust, common area is face, around the mouth. A course of antibiotics topical and systemic from penicillin family for 10-14 days is the treatment. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with bollous impetigo. How long can it survive on inanimate objects such as towels, clothes, or soap. I don't want to spread it.

Wash and clean: Staph can last for days on surfaces. Wash potentially contaminated clothing and towels and this usually clears the issue from these items. Clean surfaces with lysol disinfectant. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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