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Are you experiencing pus-filled, painful blisters on your legs, arms, and buttocks? It can be a bacterial infection called Impetigo, which spreads through touch or personal care items.
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Hi Dr. Nicole, I have golden crusted blisters or sores around my mouth and nose. Can you help me?
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- Mupirocin cream 2%
- Apply twice a day for two weeks
How do I know if I have Impetigo?
The following are the symptoms of impetigo:
- Mild itching and soreness.
- 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.
- A serious form of impetigo that causes painful pus-filled sores with yellow scabs called Ecthyma.
FAQs about Impetigo treatment online
What is Impetigo?
Impetigo is a bacterial infection that spreads to others via touch and personal use items. It causes blisters and sores on the skin, and with treatment, the condition gets better within a week, and without treatment, it goes away in a few weeks.
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.
What is the fastest way to cure impetigo?
The fastest way to cure impetigo is by topical prescription antibiotics on the sores or blisters for 5-10 days. One of the effective topical medications for impetigo is mupirocin.
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 which are available upon prescription only.
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.
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.
Why is impetigo so hard to get rid of?
Impetigo is caused by methicillin-resistant bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, which is resistant to usual antibiotics. That’s why it is a bit hard to treat and to nullify the infection fully.
Does impetigo leave scars?
Impetigo may leave scars in cases where the person scratches the blister or sores. If left to heal, they don’t leave scars; the blister or sore heals without a mark.
How quickly does fucidin cream work on impetigo?
With fucidin cream, the impetigo takes two weeks to heal completely. The correct dosage is recommended by the doctor as per your condition. The symptoms start improving within 24 hours, but complete recovery takes 14 days for the bacterial infection to disappear.
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