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How Long Does Impetigo Last
How long does impetigo last. I've done 2 rounds of clindamyicin and topical bactroban (mupirocin) and it seems to be coming back. I am the only one with it.?
Impetigo treatment: Try taking baths with warm soapy water. Add 3-4 tablespoons of bleach to water as a disinfectant. Also apply bactrioban to your nostrils several times during day. Keep your towel separate.
Usually not long: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection. If only a small area is involved, topical antibiotic cream or ointment usually works. Larger areas may need an oral antibiotic, often for 7 to 10 days. Impetigo can be contagious, so it is wise to keep the area covered if possible and wash hands well after touching the lesions.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As longregardless of.Get a more detailed answer ›
Days: With appropriate treatment, skin infections usually resolve within days. They become less scaly and red as they heal.
5 to 7 days: Depends on extent and severity.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long is it supposed to it take for impetigo symptoms to show up in infants less than 6 months old?
Rashes: Impetigo is a common skin infection in infants and children. There is no standard incubation period. It most commonly occurs in an area of skin irritation such as an injury, scratch, eczema, or around the nares. Using an antibiotic ointment/cream early on irritated areas may prevent it. First signs are redness then development of a yellowish crust when oral antibiotics are needed.
How long before my lymphnode goes back to normal. I have impetigo and have been on antibiotics for 2 days now.
Several weeks.: It can take several weeks before it goes down to normal size
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.
How long after application of Mupirocin and oral antibiotics would my Impetigo condition disappear?
3-5 days: 3-5 days in a immunocompetant person.Get a more detailed answer ›
Impetigo? If and infant 4 months of age gets hot quickly and is sweating can impetigo come on faster. He was swaddled had a bib on and long sleeves.
Unlikely: Sweating is a natural body function and has no direct effect on whether an infant would acquire such an infection. A baby of this age should not be swaddled to begin with, for sleep or otherwise. Babies can strangle themselves in such a set up.
My bf is currently suffering from Impetigo rash. Saw the doctor yesterday and got oral medication. No cream. Roughly, how long can impetigo goes away?
Antibiotics work fas: A good antibiotic should show benefit within 24 to 48 hours. If there is no improvement in 72 hours, a new/better antibiotic is necessary. Send us the name of the antibiotic that you are taking right now?
How long can impetigo bacteria live on the tube of an ointment that was used before the doctor made a diagnosis?
Ointment: Presumably the ointment would kill the germs fairly promptly
Diagnosed with staph. Prescribed 100mg minocycline daily for 14 days. How long before improvement in impetigo looking rash? What are signs of healing?
Antibiotic ointment: You should see an improvement in 2-3 days. You can also apply antibiotic ointment to the lesion to hasten healing.
I had bullous impetigo around my upper thigh and near my vagina last year. Now I have genital sores. Could the outbreak last year be the cause?
Probably not: Its possible that the impetigo has come back. Its also possible that you have something else. The best thing to do in this situation is to get an exam and find out. Best wishes!
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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