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How can I treat my impetigo?
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Impetigo
Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex).
If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) are used.

In brief: Impetigo
Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex).
If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) are used.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Felix Brizuela
topical antibiotics along with antibiotics by mouth is of additive benefit
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In brief: OTC
If you truly have impetigo, you can treat the infection with Bacitracin or neosporin ointment 3 times a day.

In brief: OTC
If you truly have impetigo, you can treat the infection with Bacitracin or neosporin ointment 3 times a day.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
bacitracin & neosporin are worthless. You do not have impetigo. See a dermatologist for best result.
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