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Does Impetigo Cause Scarring
Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as carbuncles or inflamed cysts, scar generally does not result. Impetigo, by definition, is superficial, thus does not generally leave scars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had impetigo for 7 weeks n now have scars on face n theigh.Ne thing i can do to make scars go away?
Will my adult impetigo scar less if I don't scrub it and remove the scabs as directed? How much would this slow the healing process?
Yes it will scar : Less and no healing will not be greatly impaired ...Read more
Does impetigo leave scars? My daughter is being treated for bullous impetigo on her arms. Will it leave scars?
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
Skin infection: Impetigo is a term used to describe a superficial skin infection that causes painful redness, occasionally blisters and hallmark has " honey-crusted" lesions. It is highly contagious through skin contact and is usually caused by staph aureus and occasionally streptococcus. It is treated with antibiotics - usually oral and topical along with keeping lesions clean with soap and water. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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