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Impetigo


 



Signs & Symptoms

Initially there are usually blisters which break down to form scars with a “golden-yellow” crust on the surface for patients suffering from Impetigo.

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What causes it

Impetigo can be passed by close contact or by sharing of towels or toys. It can be spread to other parts of the body by scratching.

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About the condition

Impetigo is an acute bacterial infection of the skin and is commonly seen in pre-school children.

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Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Topical antibiotics for mild lesions and oral antibiotics for all other lesions are the treatments of choice for impetigo.

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