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Dr. Henry Bloom Dr. Bloom
Family Medicine
44 years in practice
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
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Should I keep my son out of school until his impetigo is completely healed?

Should I keep my son out of school until his impetigo is completely 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 more

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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz Dr. Fromowitz
Dermatology
15 years in practice
Florida International University College of Medicine
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Can you fully heal impetigo?

Can you fully heal impetigo?

Yes: See your doctor so a culture can be taken and the proper antibiotics prescribed (it may be a combo of oral and topical antibiotics). With time the skin should fully heal. ...Read more

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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin Dr. Banipalsin
Family Medicine
years in practice
Ghazvin University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
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If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

If I don’t get impetigo treated, will it heal on its own?

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 more

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Dr. Alissa Zenack Dr. Zenack
Pediatrics
18 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my impetigo to heal/look better?

Impetigo: Impetigo should improve within 5-7 days of starting the antibiotic. If the rash is widespread, you may need to use an oral antibiotic in addition to a topical antibiotic. If not improving, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

Dr. Joy Jackson Dr. Jackson
Family Medicine
15 years in practice
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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

Dr. Satish Sundar Dr. Sundar
Pediatrics
30 years in practice
University of Bombay, Seth G. S. Medical College
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Dr. Robert Bader Dr. Bader
Dermatology
23 years in practice
University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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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

Dr. Natalie Geary Dr. Geary
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Dr. Oscar Novick Dr. Novick
Pediatrics
54 years in practice
University of Bern Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Karen Han Dr. Han
Dermatology
19 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How does impetigo spread?

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

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Dr. Vicki Levine Dr. Levine
Dermatology
37 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Alfredo Garcia Dr. Garcia
Pediatrics
52 years in practice
University of the City of Manila College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can impetigo last for weeks?

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

Dr. David Wyatt Dr. Wyatt
Family Medicine
22 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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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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Dr. Thad Woodard Dr. Woodard
Pediatrics
years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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Dr. Mark Diamond Dr. Diamond
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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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

Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS Dr. OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
18 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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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

Dr. Emily Szewczyk Dr. Szewczyk
Family Medicine
16 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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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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Dr. Marina Armendariz Dr. Armendariz
Pediatrics
22 years in practice
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
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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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