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School Impetigo Healed
: Although many experts reccommend only local therapy without a culture, what bacteria (staph strep, or both) and what antibiotic to use can't be known without a culture. Also, the child or others may have the bacteria in their respiratory tract and give it to others. So i reccommend oral therapy with the approriate antibiotic. The child can return to school ofter 24 -48 hours of antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible that i got a wrong diagnosis? Said i had impetigo 3 months ago and it's still never healed. On face arms n theigh.What about skin cance
My son had ballus impetigo two weeks ago. He got antibiotics and is healed. However he has been peeling on his feet and hands. Is this normal?
May heal, not usual: It depends on the size, if it is very small and early stage, the way you clean and wash it and how you avoid spreading can affect the healing. It is very contagious and if you do not control that, it will spread fast and you need the treatment. Most of the times you need treatment but sometimes the nature of the body and immune system takes care of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get little bumps on my chin that crust over and hurt. What is this? I don't think its impetigo because they usually go away within 2-4 weeks but another one comes before the old one can heal
This : This does sound like impetigo, expecially if the crust is honey colored. Maybe you are not taking the right antibiotic, or not taking it for long enough. If you stop the treatment early for any reason, the infection can return fairly quickly. On the other hand this may be a dermatitis, allergic reaction, or even folliculitis. I recommend you go back to the doctor that treated you and be re-evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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