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Is there a cure for impetigo?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Impetigo

Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex).
If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used.

In brief: Impetigo

Antibiotics which can be helpful include penicillin derivatives (such as augmentin) and cephalosporins such as Cephalexin (keflex).
If clinical suspicion supported by culture results show other bacteria, such as drug-resistant staph (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus or mrsa), other antibiotics such as Clindamycin or trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) or septra) may be used.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes - antibiotics

If it is fairly mild, topical antibiotics will work (a cream or ointment), but if it is more severe you might have to take oral antibiotics.

In brief: Yes - antibiotics

If it is fairly mild, topical antibiotics will work (a cream or ointment), but if it is more severe you might have to take oral antibiotics.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If impetigo is in a small area, mupirocin ointment (by prescription) is very effective.
If it is more widespread, certain oral antibiotics will help.

In brief: Yes

If impetigo is in a small area, mupirocin ointment (by prescription) is very effective.
If it is more widespread, certain oral antibiotics will help.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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