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Dr. Antoanella Calame
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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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If i treat impetigo with bactroban without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

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If i treat impetigo with bactroban without seeing a doctor, will it be able to get better?

It should: It should get better; if it doesn't, you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...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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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

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I went to the doctor today and was given a vague diagnosisof impetigo or MRSA on buttock. Is kissing safe?

Tell people to avoid: Do not invite anyone to "kiss my buttock" unless you are truly angry & prepared to make an enemy for life. Nothing vague about impetigo. Frequently impetigo is due to MRSA bacteria. ...Read more

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