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Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

Is it possible to have eye impetigo?

Eyelid infection: Since impetigo is an infection of the skin and there is skin on the eyelids, technically impetigo can occur there. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

How did my 6month old get impetigo by his eye?

Highly contagious: Impetigo is a highly contagious skin bacterial infection common in preschool children. It is usually spread by direct contact from someone who is infected. It is treatable with topical or oral antibiotics. It most commonly starts near the mouth nose and spreads once the blister-like sore breaks, leaking fluid out. That is how it gets near the eye. ...Read more

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Tue diagnosis impetigo, prescription bactrimds, fri. Diangosis yeast infec. On penis. Rxdiflucan, now pressure behind eyes and headache. Pain whn rubbing eyes. Swollen painful lymph nodes back of neck. Ideas? Concerned?

See answer: Only concerned in that your newest symptoms may represent a third type of infection in a relatively short time. Immune system suppressed? Number of potential causes of current symptoms with perhaps viral infection being most likely in which case should be self-limiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, need md evaluation again. ...Read more

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Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Taking bactrimds for impetigo. Few days ago pain/press. Behind eyes, nausea, swollen glands back of head, fever, bodyaches, flu shot in sept. Ideas?

Sinus infection?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Either way, you're very ill, so please call your doc! ...Read more

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Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Past few days pain/pressure behind eyes, nausea, chills, sweats, bodyaches, swollen glands back of head bactrimds for impetigo. Flu shot sept. Ideas?

Flu or sinus?: Pain behind your eyes is typical for a sinus infection. The nausea, sweats, chills and body aches could be signs of a bacterial or viral infection, including the flu or mono. The flu shot protects 50-70% of healthy adults, so you can still get the flu, which is a virus. If it's a bacterial infection of your sinuses, Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) likely isn't enough. Make sure your doc knows how bad you're feeling! ...Read more

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At dr. Yesterday. Diangosis impetigo. Prescription bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Woke up sweating last night. Headache. Throat getting sore. Nausea. Body aches. Feels like pressure behind eyes. Had flu shot. Slight ruq pain. Ideas?

At dr. Yesterday. Diangosis impetigo. Prescription bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds. Woke up sweating last night. Headache. Throat getting sore. Nausea. Body aches. Feels like pressure behind eyes. Had flu shot. Slight ruq pain. Ideas?

See below: Could be a combination of the following:
1.Flu vaccine side effects and antibiotic use-gi upset/stomach ache.
2. A viral illness with cold and stomach symptoms.
3. Doubt due to impetigo unless lesions are spreading/worsening.
Re check with your doc if symptomatic care is not improving your status. ...Read more

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How does impetigo spread?

How does impetigo spread?

Direct contact: Impetigo spreads by direct skin to skin contact. ...Read more

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How can you get impetigo?

How can you get impetigo?

Bacteria: This is caused bya bacterial infection caused by staph or strep. You can get itfrom someone else of you have a cut in your skin. ...Read more

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How do you catch impetigo?

How do you catch impetigo?

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

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How can I treat my impetigo?

How can I treat my impetigo?

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 more

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Can impetigo last for weeks?

Yes,: If inappropriately treated, or not treated at all! ...Read more

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Is impetigo a painful disease?

Is impetigo a painful disease?

Yes: The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors... The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of impetigo bad?

Generally No: Infected skin rash that can itch, burn or be sore. Usually some sort of antibacterial is needed, since the infection is often caused by staphylococcus or strep bacteria.Annoying but usually not horrible. ...Read more

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What is the medical name for impetigo?

What is the medical name for impetigo?

That's it: That is the medical name. It's mostly caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus. Impetigo is classified as either nonbullous (impetigo contagiosa) or bullous ...Read more

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What are possible complications of impetigo?

Usually none: Impetigo usually resolves completely with proper treatment. Without treatment, it can spread to other parts of the body. Scarring of the skin is uncommon, but can happen. When strep is the cause of the infection, a very rare kidney problem can develop. Taking antibiotics for the infection can help prevent these complications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: impetigo?

Impetigo: 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. ...Read more

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What to do if I had impetigo and I don't know what to do?

Antibiotics: If you have impetigo, you need antibiotics. Depending on the location & severity, antibiotic treatment may either be topical ointment or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the chances that I could get impetigo from my sister?

Impetigo: Impetigo is very contagious. But it is more likely that your sister can spread it to other parts of her skin than to spread it to you. ...Read more

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Does impetigo cause scarring?

Does impetigo cause scarring?

Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as carbuncles or inflamed cysts, scar generally does not result. Impetigo, by definition, is superficial, thus does not generally leave scars. ...Read more

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Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Is impetigo and MRSA the same thing?

Not necessarily.: Impetigo can be caused by either staph (or antibiotic resistant staph called mrsa) or strep. In order to make sure that MRSA is not a cause of the infection, bacterial cultures may need to be done. Mrsa can cause severe infection because most antibiotics do not work. Overuse of antibiotics is a prime cause of antibiotic resistance. So be careful, not all infections require antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have impetigo! How should I disinfect?

Impetigo: Take warm soapy baths to which you have added 3-4 tablespoons of clorox. Soak for 20-30 minutes at least twice a day. After the bath apply an antibiotic ointment to individual lesions. Also apply the antibiotic ointment in your nasal nares four times a day. Make sure you keep your towel seperate ...Read more

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Can impetigo be prevented?

Can impetigo be prevented?

Yes: Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria. Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk. ...Read more

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Will impetigo leave scars?

Will impetigo leave scars?

Temporary changes: Impetigo usually affects the upper outer layer of skin, so there should not be noticeable scars after the color changes even out over a year or so. If the patient scratched at the scabs during healing, and made deeper wounds, then permanent mild scars can occur (just like in chicken pox, where scars normally don't occur unless the scabs are scratched off by the patient). ...Read more

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Which antibiotics are generally used to treat impetigo?

Which antibiotics are generally used to treat impetigo?

Depends: Most impetigo are caused by staph, and responds to Mupirocin ointment. However, if unresponsive, your doctor will culture the area and prescribe the appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to treat an impetigo scab?

See below: I would apply neosporin or Bacitracin ointment to the area 3 times a day for 1 week. ...Read more

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 is impetigo dangerous in pregnancy?

Impetigo: Generally not. Just be sure to treat it to prevent spread and scarring. ...Read more