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Is scalded skin syndrome contagious?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
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In brief: Yes, to some...

...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria.
However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy.

In brief: Yes, to some...

...Because it is caused by a staph bacteria.
However, only young children (especially newborns) and individuals with bad kidneys or defective immune systems seem to be susceptible. Although it is a serious disease that requires immediate treatment, most of the time it looks worse than it really is, and kids generally get well within a week on antibiotic therapy.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Scalded skin

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (ssss) is a toxin-mediated type of exfoliative dermatitis.
Toxin-mediated staphylococcal syndromes comprise a group of blistering skin diseases, ranging in severity from localized bullous impetigo to staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, in which superficial blistering and exfoliation follow widespread painful erythema.Yes, ssss, is contagious.

In brief: Scalded skin

Staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome (ssss) is a toxin-mediated type of exfoliative dermatitis.
Toxin-mediated staphylococcal syndromes comprise a group of blistering skin diseases, ranging in severity from localized bullous impetigo to staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome, in which superficial blistering and exfoliation follow widespread painful erythema.Yes, ssss, is contagious.
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