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Will Impetigo Leave Scars
Does impetigo leave scars? My daughter is being treated for bullous impetigo on her arms. Will it leave scars?
I had impetigo for 7 weeks n now have scars on face n theigh.Ne thing i can do to make scars go away?
Will my adult impetigo scar less if I don't scrub it and remove the scabs as directed? How much would this slow the healing process?
Yes it will scar : Less and no healing will not be greatly impaired ...Read more
Generally not: Impetigo is a superficial skin infection, when healed you are left with a mild redness for a couple of weeks. Unless the infection is deep, such as carbuncles or inflamed cysts, scar generally does not result. Impetigo, by definition, is superficial, thus does not generally leave scars. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I took meds for impetigo, and after 5 days it's gone, leaving red, flat, scaly, dry skin behind. What is post-impetigo skin care- should I moisturize?
Usually none: Impetigo usually resolves completely with proper treatment. Without treatment, it can spread to other parts of the body. Scarring of the skin is uncommon, but can happen. When strep is the cause of the infection, a very rare kidney problem can develop. Taking antibiotics for the infection can help prevent these complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impetigo: Impetigo typically isn't dangerous, but complications can sometimes occur. For example, scarring, cellulitis- this potentially serious infection affects the tissues underlying your skin and eventually may spread to your lymph nodes and into the bloodstream. Left untreated, cellulitis can quickly become life-threatening, also one of the types of bacteria that cause impetigo can damage your kidneys. ...Read more
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