Impetigo

Impetigo is a common and highly contagious a bacterial skin infection that mainly affects infants and children. Impetigo usually appears as red sores on the face, especially around a child's nose and mouth, and on hands and feet. The sores burst and develop honey-colored crusts.

Please practice social distancing in order to reduce the spread of the disease as impetigo is highly contagious.
  • Symptoms
  • Small pockets of fluid beneath the skin

    • On the legs, At genital, anus or buttocks, At face, At arms

    • At abdomen, At chest

    • Fragile that quickly rupture

    or Red lesions filled with pus

    • At face, At upper extremity, At lower extremity, At genitalia, At buttocks

    • Chest

    common

    Yellowish scabs

    or Hard skin lesion in face

    or Hard skin lesion on legs or feet

    or Hard skin lesion in arms or hands

    common

    Skin rash and redness

    • At lips, At legs not feet, At upper extremity except hand, At buttocks, At face

    • In both breasts, In one breast, At chest, At abdomen

    common

    Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes

    • In front of the ears, Behind the ears, Under the armpits, Inguinal, Beneath jaw or at neck

    common

    High temperature

    • Greater than or equal to 38°c (100. 4°f), Less than 38°c (100. 4°f)

    Watery stool

    Itchy skin

    • At lower extremity, At face, At genital, At upper extremity

    Feeling of tiredness

  • Risk factors
  • Contact with sick person of Impetigo

    Hot, humid environments

    History of allergy

  • Treatment
  • Impetigo typically is treated with an antibiotic ointment or cream that you apply directly to the sores. You may need to first soak the affected area in warm water or use wet compresses to help remove the scabs so the antibiotic can penetrate the skin.
  • Recommended specialist
  • If you have Impetigo, then a visit to a dermatologist is highly recommended.

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