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Doctor insights on: Nasal Impetigo In Adults

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What medicine is typically used for impetigo under the nose?

What medicine is typically used for impetigo under the nose?

Topical antibiotic: The bacteria that's commonly the cause of impetigo is staph aureus, which responds to prescription topical antibiotics. If your doctor determines that you are a carrier of staph, he/she will prescribe you a topical antibiotic to apply to your nostrils. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how could I cover a gauze bandage or cotton on impetigo on my nose?

Impetigo: You can use round small bandaids. Try to keep exposed to air while at home to dry up. Good luck ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

With impetigo: You get honey crusting sores and very contagious. Best treated with bactroban (mupirocin) / Mupirocin ointment. Need to heal the mucosa to stop the sores completely. ...Read more

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Please help! I have recurrent adult impetigo, what are the chances of having mrsa? What doctor should I go see?

Please help! I have recurrent adult impetigo, what are the chances of having mrsa? What doctor should I go see?

See a dermatologist: Mrsa is a possibility but not necessarily a definitive occurrence in anyone who has breaks in the skin. The skin and mucous membranes are our primary barrier against infection and impetigo compromises this barrier. A dermatologist will help you deal with this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can impetigo be cured?

Impetigo: Impetigo is normally, very easy to treat. A topical antibiotic ointment or oral antibiotics will treat the infection. ...Read more

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How serious is impetigo?

How serious is impetigo?

Can be: If let alone it can cause heart or kidney problems as it represents a staph infection, an infection that you do not want to ignore! ...Read more

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How is impetigo diagnosed?

Appearance, culture: It often is obvious, but though many experts do not reccommend culture, often one is needed to see of the diagnosis is correct, and what bacteria, staph, strep or both is responsible, and what antibiotics will be effective. ...Read more

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What is the complications of impetigo?

What is the complications of impetigo?

Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more

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What are the first symptoms of impetigo?

IMPETIGO: Impetigo are infected skin lesions associated with strep infection. If untreated it can have renal complications like glomerulonephritis. ...Read more

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What should I do for recurring impetigo?

More info: Please post more info. Your age. Describe the lesions you're calling impetigo. When did they start happening? Ho often do they appear? How long do hey last? ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop my reoccurring impetigo?

If your impetigo: Has not responded to treatments you have received to date - recommend evaluation by a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is impetigo curable?

Is impetigo curable?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Is impetigo contagious?

Is impetigo contagious?

Yes: Yes, impetigo is contagious and spreads by direct contact. The bacteria that is causing the infection may spread to others by direct skin to skin spread. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for impetigo?

Is there a cure for impetigo?

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 more

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