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What Does Impetigo Usually Look Like
What are the types of impetigo, and what are impetigo symptoms and signs? What does impetigo look like?
Blisters/crusting: Impetigo is a contagious skin infection usually caused by strep or staph. It is most common in children. There are small blisters that pop easily and then leave red, crusty areas. The honey colored fluid that drains from the blisters is full of bacteria, so it is easily spread to other people. See your doctor if you think you or your child has impetigo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red spot with crusts: Check out this website for image : http://www.Patient.Co.Uk/health/impetigo.Htm small blisters develop at first. You may not see the blisters as they usually burst to leave scabby patches on the skin. Sometimes only one or two patches develop. They often look like moist, golden crusts stuck on to the skin. An area of redness (inflammation) may develop under each patch. Sometimes affected skin is just red and inflamed - especially if the 'crust' is picked or scratched off. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Impetigo healing: You can usually tell that impetigo is responding to treatment by the following observations: decreased size of sore, resolution of crusting, lessening of redness, sores healing over and appearing more dry and gradual return of normal skin coloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do impetigo blisters look like, and how can I tell the difference between impetigo and a regular rash?
What does the early stage of impetigo contagious look like? I have a small pinkish red spot that was itchy but not weepy or fluid filled.
Impetigo: Impetigo is an infected skin sore, from whatever cause. It can start with and insect bite, scratch, or any break in the skin. Bacteria get in and cause the skin infection. It will become weepy and develop yellow crusts. An abscess can cause a hard or fluid filled swelling in the skin with redness around it. For any of these, see your doctor. ...Read more
Based on what I've researched it looks like I have Impetigo. Is there anything over-the-counter that I can treat it with?
Maybe: Impetigo is a skin infection usually caused by staph or strep organisms. If your skin infection is very small and very superficial you may be able to keep area clean and use an antibacterial soap and topical antibiotic ointment like bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) if you are not allergic to these. For larger infection, you should see a doctor and be RX'ed with oral antibiotics. Contagious potential. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Could be: Usually, impetigo is scabby, crusty, weepy. Eczema could be the cause, although athlete's foot (fungal infection) or chilblain would be possible too. Chilblain, or pernio, is caused by cool damp conditions and can cause redness, flaking and little red bumps on the toes. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Impetigo: Impetigo is contagious, mostly from direct contact with someone who has it but sometimes from towels, toys, clothing, or household items. After starting, impetigo often spreads to other parts of the body. This is particularly common with impetigo in children. There may be mini epidemics in day-care centers. Bacteria that cause impetigo may enter through a break in the skin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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