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What Is The Best Skin Care Routine While Impetigo Is Healing
Hygienic strategies.: Wash the area with water and mild soap, or normal saline. Wear gloves when touching the wound, or applying antibiotic. Wash the affected clothes in touch with the wound. Do not share same towels. Keep the children off from that for any accidental touch. Cut the nails no matter if adult or child, that is a source of spread. The key is to wash hands frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
My impetigo sores have turned to actual dark red scabs after application of Mupirocen for 4 days. Does this mean it is healing and new skin is forming?
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 2 more doctor answers
Days: With appropriate treatment, skin infections usually resolve within days. They become less scaly and red as they heal. ...Read more
What are the visual signs that shows that my Impetigo condition is healing? It a been 3 days since I had it.
Impetigo: It should be looking better: Less red, good scab formation. No drainage and less pain. ...Read more
Antibiotics: A young baby with impetigo may need to be hospitalized for I.V. Antibiotics. The antibiotics kill the bacteria causing the impetigo skin infection. Babies older than 2-3 months may use a combination of oral antibiotics and antibiotic creams to treat their impetigo, but even older babies may need I.V. Antibiotics if an infection is widespread or worrisome in any way. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If the crusting is better and it is not as raised it is likely improving. A dark red color however should not be present. Can you upload a photo? ...Read more
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