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.

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


Hard skin lesion on face

or Hard skin lesion on legs or feet

or Hard skin lesion in arms or hands

or Yellowish scabs


Skin rash and redness

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

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


Enlarged or swollen lymph nodes

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



  • Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F), Less than 38°C (100. 4°F)


Itchy skin

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


Risk factors

Contact with sick person of Impetigo

Hot, humid environments

History of allergy

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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