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What is the treatment for impetigo?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: Antibiotics

The treatment is good skin hygeine with good skin cleansing.
In addition, treament with either topical or oral antibiocs is often applied based on how severe the problem is.

In brief: Antibiotics

The treatment is good skin hygeine with good skin cleansing.
In addition, treament with either topical or oral antibiocs is often applied based on how severe the problem is.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Dr. Marcus Degraw
Thank
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