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What does the impetigo rash look like?
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Dr. Angeline Hadi
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Red spot with crusts
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Angeline Hadi
Dr. Angeline Hadi
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Dr. Arthur Torre
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
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In brief: Yellowish crusty
Impetigo starts as fluid filled blisters that break and form a yellowish crust.

In brief: Yellowish crusty
Impetigo starts as fluid filled blisters that break and form a yellowish crust.
Dr. Arthur Torre
Dr. Arthur Torre
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Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Family Medicine
In brief: Depends on type
1. Nonbullous, more common and contagious, superficial vesiculopustular infection (small rashes filled with clear liquid or pus) which opens and creats the honey-colored crusts on top.
2. Bullous, more serious type, bigger sac of liquid due to separation of the skin layer.

In brief: Depends on type
1. Nonbullous, more common and contagious, superficial vesiculopustular infection (small rashes filled with clear liquid or pus) which opens and creats the honey-colored crusts on top.
2. Bullous, more serious type, bigger sac of liquid due to separation of the skin layer.
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
Dr. Sarkis Banipalsin
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: Crusty and yellow
Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection and typically starts as a red spot that develops a yellow, crusty surface.
The most common location is around the nostrils. Antibiotics are required to clear the infection.

In brief: Crusty and yellow
Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection and typically starts as a red spot that develops a yellow, crusty surface.
The most common location is around the nostrils. Antibiotics are required to clear the infection.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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In brief: Usually...
...Wet, crusted or bubbly, and irritated.
Yur doctor will be able to tell you after she examines the baby.

In brief: Usually...
...Wet, crusted or bubbly, and irritated.
Yur doctor will be able to tell you after she examines the baby.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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