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Impetigo Rash Treatment
Antibiotics: A young baby with impetigo may need to be hospitalized for I.V. Antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the impetigo skin infection. Babies older than 2-3 months may use a combination of oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams to treat their impetigo, but even older babies may need I.V. Antibiotics if an infection is widespread or worrisome in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mom is being treated for impetigo at her NH. The dermatologist wants her areas to be wrapped up. How do I know if treatment is working.
What do impetigo blisters look like, and how can I tell the difference between impetigo and a regular rash?
Red spot with crusts: Check out this website for image : http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/impetigo.Htm small blisters develop at first. You may not see the blisters as they usually burst to leave scabby patches on the skin. Sometimes only one or two patches develop. They often look like moist, golden crusts stuck on to the skin. An area of redness (inflammation) may develop under each patch. Sometimes affected skin is just red and inflamed - especially if the 'crust' is picked or scratched off. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Could be: Usually, impetigo is scabby, crusty, weepy. Eczema could be the cause, although athlete's foot (fungal infection) or chilblain would be possible too. Chilblain, or pernio, is caused by cool damp conditions and can cause redness, flaking and little red bumps on the toes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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?
Diagnosed with staph. Prescribed 100mg minocycline daily for 14 days. How long before improvement in impetigo looking rash? What are signs of healing?
I took Plan B an hour after condom breakage, i'm taking penicillin and acyclovir for a facial rash and impetigo, will these effect the Plan B ?
Plan B: No, neither drug should affect plan b. ...Read more
Impetigo: Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex). If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been treated for impetigo in the nose twice, it's back again. I developed sinus allergy type symptoms since the first infection. What's the cure?
Nasal hygiene !: You have to treat it more aggressively with antibiotics by mouth and intranasal antibiotic cream! staph impetigo tend to colonize the nasal cavity and emerge after antibiotics is completed! twice a day bactroban intranasal x 5 days repeated for 6 months tend to decrease nasal colonization! regards! ...Read more
Like burn treatment: The juice of wild parsnip in contact with skin in the presence of sunlight can cause rash, blistering, and discoloration (phytophotodermatitis). This is not an actual allergic reaction, but more like a burn. Treatment is by protecting the area to decrease the chances of infection, and using meds like Motrin or advil (ibuprofen) for pain and inflammation. Doctors may recommend otc Hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
Keep dry, cortisone.: Since you can't stop a baby from drooling, keeping the skin dry with frequent bib changes is the best prevention. The rash is a form of contact dermatitis and can be safely and easily treated with twice a day cortisone cream for 1 week. If this does not help, please have the rash checked by your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug avoidance and : Symptomatic treatment. Prevention is obviously by avoiding the offending drug. Usually alternatives are available. Treatment is for control of symptoms. See this site for more information in this issue. http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1336702-overview. ...Read more