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Very short....even less than one day. Impetigo is caused by skin Staph or Strep so the person exposed would usually have to have an open area of...
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It is not possible to make a "blind" diagnosis of a dermatological problem. I would need to examine your son, which obviously, I cannot...
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Impetigo is the disease. Staph (or Staphylococcus) is the one of the bacteria types that can cause impetigo (the other is Strep).
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Impetigo is caused by either skin Staph or skin Strep. He does not neeed to get it from anyone since these bugs are normal flora on just about every...
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I can't tell you what it is either, since I cannot examine the area. Unfortunately, your description is not specific enough to narrow down the...
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I have no way of confirming your diagnosis since I can't examine your face, Mupirocin is a great topical that covers both Staph and Strep, but if...
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Hi This courtesy of the NHS from England. Impetigo is not usually serious and will often clear up without treatment after two to three weeks...
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Impetigo can form on your lips, however, since I have no way of examining you over the Internet, I have no way of knowing if your blister is impetigo...
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Impetigo is a skin infection (Staph or Strep). It is not caused by facial creams. However, if the facial creams cause irritation or an allergic...
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Impetigo is caused by skin Staph or Strep. Since a 2.5 year old tends to have poor hygiene practices, like picking at sore areas with dirty fingers...
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It is considered contagious until it is clinically improved or gone. If the impetigo area can be covered, it would not be considered contagious since...
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Impetigo is not due to a virus. It is due to a bacteria, either Strep, Staph, or both. This is why it is treated with antibiotics, either topical...
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Diagnosing impetigo is mostly straightforward based on the clinical appearance, though occasionally other conditions may look something like it...
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Impetigo is contagious, mostly from direct contact with someone who has it but sometimes from towels, toys, clothing, or household items. After...
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One potentially serious but rare complication of impetigo caused by Strep bacteria is glomerulonephritis, a condition producing kidney inflammation...
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