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How can I get rid of my impetigo?

How can I get rid of my impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. Have a doctor check the infection and prescribe the proper treatment. ...Read more

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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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How can I get rid of my mild impetigo fast?

Antibiotics: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read more

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Why can't I get rid of my impetigo? What can I do?

Have you seen your: doctor? If you haven't, you should. There are topical antibiotic treatments and oral antibiotic treatments. If neither of those are working, perhaps you are getting reinfected by another person, yourself or something contaminated in your environment. You should also make sure that it is impetigo and not a herpes infection, or a contact dermatitis, both of which can appear similar. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of impetigo?

Antibiotics: Impetigo is a bacterial infection, typical caused by staph aureus. This is typically treated by prescription topical antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of impetigo?

What can I use to get rid of impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Treatment is with Mupirocin ointment and oral antibiotic if extensive lesions. Delay in rx can cause cellulitis, scarring, pigmentation children are at risk of having glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of impetigo?

Antibiotics: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read more

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Have been on smz/tmp for impetigo of the lt. Face in two weeks cleared up. Now its back agn., its now on my right face. How do I get rid of this stuff?

Have been on smz/tmp for impetigo of the lt. Face in two weeks cleared up. Now its back agn., its now on my right face. How do I get rid of this stuff?

Possible MRSA: This may represent an MRSA infection. Most doctors will treat empirically at first, but at this point a culture of the wound may help reveal what type of bacteria you are infected with and more importantly, what antibiotics will kill it. Continue to follow up with your doctor. Sometimes we will adjust the antibiotic regimen based on the results of a skin culture. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy to get rid of left-over impetigo marks from a child's body?

Urea: Urea cream will slowly peel away top layer of skin to lighten post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. 40 per cent is available by prescription but 20 per cent is over the counter. ...Read more

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What cream can prevent impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Contagious purulent blister skin lesions are controlled with antibiotic cream like bactroban, (mupirocin) Bacitracin and oral antibiotics for extensive lesions. ...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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