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If my child has impetigo, how long to I need to keep my child away from others?

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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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In brief: Yes

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Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In addition to waiting 24 hours, you should wait until the impetigo patches are no longer moist.
If they are even slightly moist, the bacteria can still easily spread--and impetigo is notorious for spreading!

In brief: Yes

In addition to waiting 24 hours, you should wait until the impetigo patches are no longer moist.
If they are even slightly moist, the bacteria can still easily spread--and impetigo is notorious for spreading!
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Since impetigo is a contagious bacterial infection of the skin, it is generally treated with antibiotics, either topically on the skin or orally depending on the extent of the rash.
The child is contagious for 24 hours after the antibiotic has begun and therefore should be kept away from others during that time.

In brief: Yes

Since impetigo is a contagious bacterial infection of the skin, it is generally treated with antibiotics, either topically on the skin or orally depending on the extent of the rash.
The child is contagious for 24 hours after the antibiotic has begun and therefore should be kept away from others during that time.
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