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I am having a impetigo on chin and cheek. Have some scratches or cut on chin and cheek . How to heal it. No more yellowish liquid oozing out need help?

I am having a impetigo on chin and cheek. Have some scratches or cut on chin and cheek . How to heal it. No more yellowish liquid oozing out need help?

Mupirocin: Impetigo is a common skin infection that results in soft, friable pustules. It is commonly seen in children, but can be seen in adults. Impetigo can be treated with oral (pills) or topical antibiotics. Any physician will be able to prescribe treatment for this condition. ...Read more

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Impetigo (Definition)

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection often caused by strep. The same bacteria that causes strep throat. Impetigo has a yellow crusty appearance of ...Read more


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Help ..Im having outbreaks. Should I get tests for impetigo?

Help ..Im having outbreaks. Should I get tests for impetigo?

Need more info: Are you having outbreaks of impetigo? If you are having skin outbreaks...Infections...You may want to ask your doctor to culture one of the infections and see if you are having staphylococcus outbreaks. Cleaning with hibiclens for a month can help reduce the bacteria that are leading to the problem. Would advise you to be seen. ...Read more

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Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?

Yes: Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep. This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my child has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics..help!?

What do you suggest if my child has impetigo which has shown no improvement over past 1.5 months of antibiotics..help!?

Re-evaluate: Treatment failure should prompt re-evaluation. Perhaps the original diagnosis was not completely accurate, or the medication regimen was not appropriate, or taken as directed. ...Read more

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Was told on this app what i might hav is pityriases rosea but not sure cuz a friend said it was impetigo. Saw a doc about it but they didn't no. Help?

Not hard to tell: Pityriasis rosea and impetigo are alike only in that both are on the skin. Any medical doctor should be able to easily tell the difference. Impetigo oozes or blisters and often forms a honey colored crust over the sores. Pityriasis begins with a painless patch of rash that spreads quickly to tiny dots all over, frequently showing a "christmas tree" like pattern on the back. ...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