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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

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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Should I test for impetigo if ongoing zit/infection problem?

Should I test for impetigo if ongoing zit/infection problem?

No: Impetigo is obvious. Here we go again! stop all forms of sugar because that lowers your immunity and hence the zits. ...Read more

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What is impetigo?

What is impetigo?

A skin infection: Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection of infants and babies. It causes blisters or sores on the face, mostly around the mouth and the nose. These sores break and ooze, forming a yellowish crust over the infected area. Although it usually goes away on its own, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to avoid complications. ...Read more

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Can you recommend any home remedies to treat impetigo?

No: Impetigo is a contagious gram positive infection mostly due to staph aureus and/or groupa strep. It is usually very contagious and require prescription antibiotics to cure. Over the counter topical antibiotics often do not provide enough coverage against these bacteria. And, again, frequent hand washing and not sharing towels are essential to preventing further spread of the condition. ...Read more

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How does impetigo start on your skin?

How does impetigo start on your skin?

Gettin under ur skin: Impetigo can occur when a germ, usually a strep or staph species, gets into the skin--often through a small scratch or wound. The germ can be in nasal passages or on your skin, esp hands and fingers. There are antibiotic ointments that can help it clear; sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary if it is widespread. Washing hands and using hand gels can keep it away! may need to see your dr for rx. ...Read more

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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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