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My impetigo sores have turned to actual dark red scabs after application of Mupirocen for 4 days. Does this mean it is healing and new skin is forming?
Impetigo healing: You can usually tell that impetigo is responding to treatment by the following observations: decreased size of sore, resolution of crusting, lessening of redness, sores healing over and appearing more dry and gradual return of normal skin coloration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dark urine, fatigue, sores from impetigo, pain n side on and off, memory loss- I have hep c so do these symptoms mean its getting severe?
Unsure: See your doctor and get checked for your hepatitis c. Some symptoms can be from the amount of liver damage (scarring), although you are young for this. Other problems associated with hcv include fatigue, memory loss, and not feeling well, and can occur even if there is no clear liver damage. Discuss your management plan, including when you should be treated for hcv infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sister has impetigo, she was rubbing an ice cube across her sores. My dog licked the ice cube, could it spread to my dog and to me? is my question.
Impetigo: Impetigo can be transmitted with touch --- but transmission with an ice cube is very very unlikely. Maintain best hygiene. Wash hands. Encourage your sister to wash carefully. She needs antibiotics. She could use bacitracin every 3 hrs. We all have staph and strep species on our skin without obvious infection. Impetigo developes when a skin break occurs. Dog won't get strep., either. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been on oral antibiotics for impetigo for 5 days but I keep getting new sores. They're tiny and pop quickly, is this normal during the treatment?
Dx w/ impetigo. Dr. Prescribed Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). When will sores stop spreading to other parts of body after starting bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)?
I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban (mupirocin) for 10 days.The bactroban (mupirocin) is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?
Stop the bactroban (mupirocin): You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban (mupirocin) & should stop it immediately. Call your dr so the information can be reviewed & get into your medical record. If your dr wants to continue an ointment for the sores there are others out there that can be used. ...Read more
I had bullous impetigo around my upper thigh and near my vagina last year. Now I have genital sores. Could the outbreak last year be the cause ?
Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?
Sores on face tongue gums throat. Feeling spaced out and emotional. On antibiotics for impetigo period is 7 days late x3 negative preg tests help?!
Infection: Please see your Physician ASAPGet a more detailed 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 9 more doctor answers
Impetigo: Impetigo is contagious, mostly from direct contact with someone who has it but sometimes from towels, toys, clothing, or household items. After starting, impetigo often spreads to other parts of the body. This is particularly common with impetigo in children. There may be mini epidemics in day-care centers. Bacteria that cause impetigo may enter through a break in the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy place & open the deeper skin layers where the germs can live off the moisture & serum oozing into the scratch. The germs often produce chemicals that get into the skin & spread redness & germ growth.Some germs are more likely than others to cause it. ...Read more
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
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