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How long does impetigo generally last?

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Dr Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Several weeks

Untreated it could last several weeks or months.
With treatment it will resolve in about a week with either bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) or oral antibiotic if necessary.

In brief: Several weeks

Untreated it could last several weeks or months.
With treatment it will resolve in about a week with either bactroban or Altabax (retapamulin) or oral antibiotic if necessary.
Dr Morris Westfried
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Dr Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Impetigo

How long does impetigo last? Impetigo is a rash of the skin from a bacterial infection.
Nonbullous impetigo will usually clear up in 2 weeks with medication from a doctor. It normally does not cause any scaring.

In brief: Impetigo

How long does impetigo last? Impetigo is a rash of the skin from a bacterial infection.
Nonbullous impetigo will usually clear up in 2 weeks with medication from a doctor. It normally does not cause any scaring.
Dr Michael Fisher
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