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Doctor insights on: Does Eczema Cause Impetigo

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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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Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Does eczema weep on babies face or is weeping impetigo? My 3 month old has been on mupirocin the past 9 days. Still inflamed and weeping off and on.

Weeping skin: Both eczema and impetigo can weep. Unfortunately they can also go together. Impetigo should have improved at least somewhat with Mupirocin cream. For eczema, just using Mupirocin cream is not sufficient to improve the inflammation, so other meds need to be added. Please talk to you dermatologist about additional treatments for eczema. Also applying cool soaks even for a minute prior to meds helps. ...Read more

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Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

Should my daughters eczema/impetigo be covered with gauze on her face & cheeks? She's on the antibiotic ointment mupirocin

If around others: If she is around other children or siblings then covering it would be a good idea to prevent spread to others. If not around others then there isn't a need to cover it. ...Read more

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Is this impetigo or something else like excema if itchy pink rash on toes?

Is this impetigo or something else like excema if itchy pink rash on toes?

Could be: Usually, impetigo is scabby, crusty, weepy. Eczema could be the cause, although athlete's foot (fungal infection) or chilblain would be possible too. Chilblain, or pernio, is caused by cool damp conditions and can cause redness, flaking and little red bumps on the toes. ...Read more

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Can ameia cause eczema?

Can ameia cause eczema?

Not by itself: If you mean "anemia" as a cause of eczema, the answer would be not primarily but perhaps secondarily. It would depend on the cause of the anemia. If there is an antigen involved like a drug or infection, the body could react to those proteins. You should have this evaluated by your internist and dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which foods can cause eczema?

Many: Many foods may aggravate eczema but not cause it. Food testing with either a blood panel or scratch testing could possibly help identify trigger foods. Allergenic foods include peanut, chocolate, strawberry, seafood, corn, milk, citrus, and soy. ...Read more

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What causes atopic eczema?

What causes atopic eczema?

Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read more

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