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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
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