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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Overview)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of the blisters or excoriations.


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How does impetigo start on your skin?

How does impetigo start on your skin?

Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasal passages or on your skin, esp hands and fingers. There are antibiotic ointments that can help it clear; sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary if it is widespread. Washing hands and using hand gels can keep it away! may need to see your dr for rx. ...Read more

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
205 doctors shared insights

Impetigo (Overview)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of the blisters or excoriations.


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What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?

What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?

Blisters/crusting: Impetigo is a contagious skin infection usually caused by strep or staph. It is most common in children. There are small blisters that pop easily and then leave red, crusty areas. The honey colored fluid that drains from the blisters is full of bacteria, so it is easily spread to other people. See your doctor if you think you or your child has impetigo. ...Read more

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What is impetigo?

What is impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection of infants and babies. It causes blisters or sores on the face, mostly around the mouth and the nose. These sores break and ooze, forming a yellowish crust over the infected area. Although it usually goes away on its own, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid complications. ...Read more

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Help ..Im having outbreaks. Should I get tests for impetigo?

Need more info: Are you having outbreaks of impetigo? If you are having skin outbreaks...Infections...You may want to ask your doctor to culture one of the infections and see if you are having staphylococcus outbreaks. Cleaning with hibiclens for a month can help reduce the bacteria that are leading to the problem. Would advise you to be seen. ...Read more

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What is impetigo? What causes impetigo?

What is impetigo? What causes impetigo?

Skin infection: Impetigo is a term used to describe a superficial skin infection that causes painful redness, occasionally blisters and hallmark has " honey-crusted" lesions. It is highly contagious through skin contact and is usually caused by staph aureus and occasionally streptococcus. It is treated with antibiotics - usually oral and topical along with keeping lesions clean with soap and water. ...Read more

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What does having a suspected UTI and impetigo mean?

What does having a suspected UTI and impetigo mean?

Infection: Impetigo means you have a skin infection and you may have a possible urinary tract infection as well ...Read more