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Is there a vaccine for impetigo?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Karen Han
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

No, there is no vaccine for impetigo.
Impetigo is a bacterial infection due to staph, and is treated with antibiotics.

In brief: No

No, there is no vaccine for impetigo.
Impetigo is a bacterial infection due to staph, and is treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Karen Han
Dr. Karen Han
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Impetigo is a secondary bacterial infection caused by either a staph or strep infection.
Currently there is no preventative vaccine. We can only hope....

In brief: No

Impetigo is a secondary bacterial infection caused by either a staph or strep infection.
Currently there is no preventative vaccine. We can only hope....
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics

In brief: It depends

If by pill and you mean a vaccine for impetigo as dr. Han correctly stated there is no vaccine.
However if you mean a pill to treat an active infection, there are many antibiotics in pill form that will treat the bacteria (staph) that cause impetigo. More commonly however, anti-staph topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) will be used to treat impetigo.

In brief: It depends

If by pill and you mean a vaccine for impetigo as dr. Han correctly stated there is no vaccine.
However if you mean a pill to treat an active infection, there are many antibiotics in pill form that will treat the bacteria (staph) that cause impetigo. More commonly however, anti-staph topical antibiotics such as bactroban (mupirocin) will be used to treat impetigo.
Dr. Scott Mitchell
Dr. Scott Mitchell
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