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How can I get rid of my impetigo?

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Dr. Jenny Sung
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Antibiotics

Impetigo can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics.
Have a doctor check the infection and prescribe the proper treatment.

In brief: Antibiotics

Impetigo can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics.
Have a doctor check the infection and prescribe the proper treatment.
Dr. Jenny Sung
Dr. Jenny Sung
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Impetigo treatment

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) are used.

In brief: Impetigo treatment

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) are used.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dr. Michael Fisher
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