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How long does impetigo generally last?

How long does impetigo generally last?

Several weeks: Untreated it could last several weeks or months. With treatment it will resolve in about a week with either bactroban or Altabax or oral antibiotic if necessary. ...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 long does impetigo last. I've done 2 rounds of clindamyicin and topical bactroban and it seems to be coming back. I am the only one with it. ?

How long does impetigo last. I've done 2 rounds of clindamyicin and topical bactroban 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. ...Read more

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I got pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy, started 1 Week Postpartum. Can't find any itch relief. how long does this generally last?

I got pruritic urticarial papules & plaques of pregnancy, started 1 Week Postpartum. Can't find any itch relief. how long does this generally last?

Unusual: It's unusual for the rash to develop after delivery. It usually develops late in the third trimester and resolves during the first week postpartum. Rarely, it can persist for a few weeks after delivery. If it doesn't resolve soon, you may need to see a dermatologist to make sure it's not something else. ...Read more

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Can impetigo last for weeks?

Can impetigo last for weeks?

Yes,: if inappropriately treated, or not treated at all! ...Read more

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How long doesit take to treat impetigo?

How long doesit take to treat impetigo?

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. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my impetigo to heal/look better?

Impetigo: Impetigo should improve within 5-7 days of starting the antibiotic. If the rash is widespread, you may need to use an oral antibiotic in addition to a topical antibiotic. If not improving, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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How long is impetigo contagious for?

Impetigo: On the correct antibiotics it should heal quite promptly. Once it heals, it's not contagious. As long as the blisters are there though, i would consider contagious. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

Small Skin Bumps (Definition)

Small skin bumps can be indicative of a rash or other irritant-induced condition, but may also indicate other ...Read more