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How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

How can I prevent my child from getting impetigo?

Keep them clean! :): Daily bathing and hygiene. Clean open abrasions and cuts with water and soap as soon as possible and watch for any worsening of an older abrasion or wound. ...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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Please tell me the symptoms of impetigo and how I can prevent it?

Please tell me the symptoms of impetigo and how I can prevent it?

Rash: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. If causes a rash that itches or hurts, oozes, and becomes covered by a honey colored crust. It's contagious, so as with many contagious illnesses, good hand washing and hygiene is key in prevention. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be prevented?

Can impetigo be prevented?

Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...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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Will antibiotics prevent impetigo? I?M on antibiotics for acne. Will this also prevent impetigo? .

Possibly: Some antibiotics taken for acne like the tetracyclines or Clindamycin may be protective against impetigo but they may be taken in low dose that would be less effective in this regard. ...Read more

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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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