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How long doesit take to treat impetigo?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Usually not long

Impetigo is a superficial skin infection.
If only a small area is involved, topical antibiotic cream or ointment usually works. Larger areas may need an oral antibiotic, often for 7 to 10 days. Impetigo can be contagious, so it is wise to keep the area covered if possible and wash hands well after touching the lesions.

In brief: Usually not long

Impetigo is a superficial skin infection.
If only a small area is involved, topical antibiotic cream or ointment usually works. Larger areas may need an oral antibiotic, often for 7 to 10 days. Impetigo can be contagious, so it is wise to keep the area covered if possible and wash hands well after touching the lesions.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Damian Tomic
General Practice

In brief: Ten days is best

School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere.
The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed

In brief: Ten days is best

School sores (or impetigo) are a bacterial skin infection caused by the bacteria staph aureus found everywhere.
The treatment usually is ten days of antibiotics by mouth. The best antibiotic for school sores is flucloxacillin a form of penicillin. The sores also need to be covered to stop them spreading. Cleansing the skin with antiseptic and putting antibiotic cream in the nose may also be needed
Dr. Damian Tomic
Dr. Damian Tomic
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