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Can impetigo be prevented?

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Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria.
Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk.

In brief: Yes

Impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria.
Frequent hand washing can decrease the amount of potentially dangerous staph bacteria on the skin surface and reduce the rate of developing impetigo. Completely avoiding exposure to staph bacteria is almost impossible. However, basic sanitation has been shown to reduce the risk.
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
Dr. Jay Zimmerman
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Dr. Bryan Levey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

You can reduce the likelihood of getting a skin infection through simple good hygiene and hand washing.

In brief: Yes

You can reduce the likelihood of getting a skin infection through simple good hygiene and hand washing.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey
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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dr. Robert Jackson
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