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Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

Highly contagious: Impetigo is a highly contagious skin bacterial infection common in preschool children. It is usually spread by direct contact from someone who is infected. It is treatable with topical or oral antibiotics. It most commonly starts near the mouth nose and spreads once the blister-like sore breaks, leaking fluid out. That is how it gets near the eye. ...Read more

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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. Diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck. Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...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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Can impetigo be cured?

Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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How serious is impetigo?

How serious is impetigo?

Can be: If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection, an infection that you do not want to ignore! ...Read more

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How is impetigo diagnosed?

Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, staph, strep or both is responsible, and what antibiotics will be effective. ...Read more

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What is the complications of impetigo?

What is the complications of impetigo?

Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of impetigo?

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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What should I do for recurring impetigo?

More info: Please post more info. Your age. Describe the lesions you're calling impetigo. When did they start happening? Ho often do they appear? How long do hey last? ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop my reoccurring impetigo?

If your impetigo: Has not responded to treatments you have received to date - recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is impetigo curable?

Is impetigo curable?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Is impetigo contagious?

Is impetigo contagious?

Yes: Yes, impetigo is contagious and spreads by direct contact. The bacteria that is causing the infection may spread to others by direct skin to skin spread. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for impetigo?

Is there a cure for impetigo?

Impetigo: Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex). If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for impetigo?

What is the treatment for impetigo?

Antibiotics: A young baby with impetigo may need to be hospitalized for I.V. Antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the impetigo skin infection. Babies older than 2-3 months may use a combination of oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams to treat their impetigo, but even older babies may need I.V. Antibiotics if an infection is widespread or worrisome in any way. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for impetigo?

What are the treatments for impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that is highly contagious. Treatment typically involves a prescription topical antibiotic with or without an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is there such thing as impetigo of the scalp?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a skin infection usually caused by a bacteria and yes it can involve the scalp or any other area of the body. ...Read more

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Is valisone g prescribed for impetigo?

Is valisone g prescribed for impetigo?

No: Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin. It can be caused by several different bacteria, most commonly though it is caused by a strep infection of the skin. It is not cured by vaseline. It requires either topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

No: No, there is no vaccine for impetigo. Impetigo is a bacterial infection due to staph, and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can you have a cold sore that turns into impetigo?

Can you have a cold sore that turns into impetigo?

Not exactly: Most cold sores are caused by a virus while most impetigo is due to bacteria such as staphylococcus. One does not lead to the other. However, if you have a weakened immune system then you may be at risk to develop both of these problems around the same time. ...Read more

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What are the differences between poison ivy and impetigo?

What are the differences between poison ivy and impetigo?

Allergy vs infection: Poison ivy is an allergic reaction, not contagious and will resolve over time even if untreated. After each addition exposure to poison ivy (or poison oak), the reaction is stronger. Impetigo is an infection, typically due to staph aureus, and is contagious. Impetigo needs to be treated with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Is doxycycline a good drug against impetigo? Will it work?

Is doxycycline a good drug against impetigo? Will it work?

Not the best drug: Impetigo is a strep infection of the skin. Doxycycline might work, but isn't the best choice. But if your doctor prescribed it, she probably had a good reason, so take it as directed -- or contact her if uncertain. If you're doing this on your own (e.g. with leftover doxycycline), just don't. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and prescribe proper treatment. ...Read more

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Will using an antifungal if you have impetigo worsen it if you also taking your antibiotics?

No it won't: Antifungal medicines work against certain fungi - like Candida if you have a yeast infection. Impetigo is caused by bacteria - either Staph or sometimes Strep. So there shouldn't be any major problems taking both medicines. Hopefully you can overcome these infections soon. Check with the doctor for any concerns about side effects or failure to respond. ...Read more