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Impetigo Rash Treatment
Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more
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 2 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 2 more doctor answers
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