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I'm 12 weeks pregnant and have impetigo herpetiformis. I have also been diagnosed with hypothroidism for years.Could it be hypoparathyroidsim inistead?
Unlikely: Despite the similar names, hypothyroidism and hypoparathyroidism are entirely separate entities. Patients with hypothyroidism experience a slowing of metabolism, while patients with the latter develop low calcium levels and possible "pins and needles" sensations around the lips and in the fingers and toes. It is straightforward for a doctor to distinguish between the two based on labs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
12 weeks pregnant. Diagnosed with hypothyroidis yrs. Ago. Now have impetigo herpetiformis during pregnancy. Could really have hypoparathyroidism?
Psoriasis/pregnancy: Impetigo herpetiformis is the name for pustular psoriasis that occurs during pregnancy. It's not known why this rash occurs. There is one report of association with hyperparathyroidism. Most of the time this association is not there, however it should be tested for. Impetigo herpetiformis does need treatment to keep mom and baby safe. Please see your dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Impetigo is a contagious gram positive infection mostly due to staph aureus and/or groupa strep. It is usually very contagious and require prescription antibiotics to cure. Over the counter topical antibiotics often do not provide enough coverage against these bacteria. And, again, frequent hand washing and not sharing towels are essential to preventing further spread of the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Impetigo: Impeitgo is a skin infection usually caused by strp and staph bacteria. It is contagious and if untreated, may cause significant complications. If you only have a few spots, the surer way of trreatment is mupirocin, prescribed by your doctor, to apply on the sores. More widespread lesions should be treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers