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Impetigo is a bacterial infection causing pus-filled painful blisters on the skin and can affect various body parts. It is a contagious condition that spreads through touch or personal care items. Mostly the site of infection of these bacteria is arms, legs, and buttocks in children.
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Symptoms and Causes
Impetigo is caused by bacteria, i.e., streptococcus and staphylococcus aureus. The transmission of these bacteria occurs through contact with the sores of an infected person or touching items they have handled, like clothing, bed linen, towels, and toys. Some of the symptoms of impetigo include:
- Reddish sores, often around the nose and mouth
- Contagious sores that can spread through touch, clothing, and towels
- Bullous impetigo is rare and causes larger blisters on the trunk of infants and young children.
- Sores quickly rupture, oozing for a few days and forming honey-colored crusts
- Mild itching and soreness
- Ecthyma- A serious form of impetigo that causes painful fluid- or pus-filled sores with yellow scabs.
FAQs About Impetigo
Should I go to the doctor for impetigo?
You should consult a doctor for antibiotic treatment if your impetigo is not going away and is spreading to other areas of the body. The mild infection usually clears up on its own, but if the sores are becoming pus-filled and are causing pain, you must consult a doctor immediately. Talk to a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment of impetigo.
How to treat impetigo at home without going to the doctor?
Impetigo symptoms can be managed with some home remedies and practices, but full recovery requires an antibacterial medication that kills the bacteria. For example, apply over-the-counter topical antibiotics for mild cases, losely cover your impetigo area with gauze or plastic bandage to avoid spread, use antibacterial soap, and apply a warm compress for 10-20 minutes. Talk to a doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of impetigo virtually.
What is the fastest way to cure impetigo?
A topical antibiotic can work if your impetigo is mild and you have a few sores. However, a doctor’s prescribed oral antibiotic is required for severe cases to contain the disease and not spread to others. Connect with our doctor online to treat and prescribe oral antibiotics for impetigo at Your Doctors Online.
Will bacitracin treat impetigo?
No, it is an over-the-counter option for mild infections which are not contagious. For impetigo, the first line of treatment is oral antibiotics. Consult our doctor at Your Doctors Online for the treatment and prescription of impetigo online.
How do you treat impetigo nappy rash?
An impetigo nappy rash can be treated with topical antibiotics within 5-7 days if the rash is mild. However, the non-bulbous forms can take longer. If your impetigo rash has spread to other body parts, consult a doctor for a stronger oral or topical antibiotic at Your Doctors Online to treat and prescribe impetigo.
Will impetigo go away without antibiotics?
Mild cases of impetigo go away in 2-3 weeks without treatment, but treatment can contain the infection and helps recover faster in less than ten days. Consult a doctor now at Your Doctors Online to treat impetigo from the comfort of your home.
Why is impetigo so hard to get rid of?
It is a bacterial infection, and often, the strain causing it is an antibiotic-resistant bacteria that regular antibiotics can not control and take longer to go away. This type of bacteria is called methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus and can be hard to treat. Get a consultation from our certified doctors at Your Doctors Online to treat and prescribe such infection-causing bacteria.
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