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Is impetigo a painful disease?
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors.
.. The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.

In brief: Yes
The infected areas are swollen and usually open/ blistered - and that swelling/ infection irritates the pain nerve receptors.
.. The pain is usually best treated by #1 - treat the infection - topical / oral antibiotics, warm wet clean compresses can soothe, and tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain.
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. Henry Bloom
Family Medicine
In brief: No
Not unless there is deeper involvement of tissues such as cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis.

In brief: No
Not unless there is deeper involvement of tissues such as cellulitis, abcess, lymphangitis.
Dr. Henry Bloom
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