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.
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.