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Impetigo

Impetigo

Impetigo is an infection of the skin, small blisters appear then burst leaving moist itchy patches on the skin that dry and form a crust. It is most common for the condition to effect babies and children but Impetigo can affect anyone. It usually develops on the face and hands. In babies, it affects the nappy area. The skin underneath the area is red and sore and the condition is very uncomfortable.

Impetigo is caused by bacteria that enter the skin through a cut, scratch or damage from an existing skin condition, such as eczema. Impetigo can be spread by direct contact and sharing towels or bedding with someone who has it.

The condition is likely to clear up by itself within two to three weeks. However, it's very contagious, so antibiotic cream or tablets should be used to get rid of it quickly.

You need to see a doctor for a diagnosis and to prescribe antibiotics. Most people are not contagious after 48 hours of treatment or once their sores have dried. Children should not attend school or nursery until they are no longer contagious.

 



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