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Do antibiotics help fight impetigo?
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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep.
This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact.

In brief: Yes
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by staph or strep.
This infection is quite common in children. Mild cases can be treated with topical antibiotic creams but more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. Impetigo is contagious, particularly if you touch the fluid that oozes from the sores. Make sure you practice good hand washing if you come in contact.
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
In brief: Yes
If infected by mrsa, your doctor will prescribe Mupirocin ointment to treat it.

In brief: Yes
If infected by mrsa, your doctor will prescribe Mupirocin ointment to treat it.
Dr. Karen Han
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