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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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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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Diagnosed w/ impetigo. Still breaking out even w/ trtmnt. Doc is stumped. Could it b something else? 1 other prsn n home has this, just not.As badly

Diagnosed w/ impetigo. Still breaking out even w/ trtmnt.  Doc is stumped. Could it b something else? 1 other prsn n home has this, just not.As badly

Possibly: Impetigo is usually treated with an oral antibiotic (cephalexin or augmentin) plus a topical antibiotic (bactroban (mupirocin) or neosporin). With appropriate treatment should resolve. It is contagious so i would advise the other famfamily member be treated as well. You may need dermatology input if rash continues. ...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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If i treat impetigo with bactroban (mupirocin) without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

Possibly: School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere. The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed ...Read more

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I have blisters which I went to the doctors about and said it was chafing but I think it now could be impetigo how do I know?

I have blisters which I went to the doctors about and said it was chafing but I think it now could be impetigo how do I know?

Not chaffing: chaffing should not give you blisters.it only is luke a rub burn. Blisters could mean a virus(herpes)or impetigo either ways you need to be seen and treated! goodluck ...Read more

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Good morning, i think I have impetigo 2 time, doc thought coldsore but it's not. 10 days of antibiotics but still bit there. Plus swollen under chin?

Good morning, i think I have impetigo 2 time, doc thought coldsore but it's not. 10 days of antibiotics but still bit there. Plus swollen under chin?

The antibiotic: Would have treated the impetigo already.As long as the lesion is no longer weepy , give it some time to heal. If swelling under the chin gets bigger , red, tender , it may mean there is pus developing under or an abscess is forming. If that is the case, you need to see your doctor again ...Read more

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My bf is currently suffering from Impetigo rash. Saw the doctor yesterday and got oral medication. No cream. Roughly, how long can impetigo goes away?

My bf is currently suffering from Impetigo rash. Saw the doctor yesterday and got oral medication. No cream. Roughly, how long can impetigo goes away?

Antibiotics work fas: A good antibiotic should show benefit within 24 to 48 hours. If there is no improvement in 72 hours, a new/better antibiotic is necessary. Send us the name of the antibiotic that you are taking right now? ...Read more