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My 3 month old baby boy's cheeks have a rash with honey colored discharge. How can I get rid of it and should I be worried?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Impetigo

This is a bacterial skin infection called impetigo and should be evaluated by your child's doctor -- it is usually remedied with a topical antibiotic.

In brief: Impetigo

This is a bacterial skin infection called impetigo and should be evaluated by your child's doctor -- it is usually remedied with a topical antibiotic.
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: May be impetigo

A rash with a honey-colored crust is often due to impetigo.
This is a superficial skin infection and can be contagious. If the rash is small, you can try using an antibiotic ointment. Otherwise, given his young age, it may be good to have him see his pediatrician.

In brief: May be impetigo

A rash with a honey-colored crust is often due to impetigo.
This is a superficial skin infection and can be contagious. If the rash is small, you can try using an antibiotic ointment. Otherwise, given his young age, it may be good to have him see his pediatrician.
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