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Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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  • Fever then no fever then fever again

  • The skin is itchy and has scratches

  • Periodic fever (>100.4°F / 38°C)

  • Red bumps with white centers

  • Remittent fever of 102.2°F / 39°C

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Stomach was uncomfortable, then had a fever

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is impetigo?

A bacterial infection of the superficial skin layer. Impetigo occurs when bacteria have an entry point into the skin, such as after an insect bite, wound, or scratching.

Symptoms of impetigo

  • Skin over the entire body is red

  • Fever

  • Skin Itching

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Colorless or yellowish blisters

  • Skin itching that worsens at night

  • Blisters

  • Skin abnormality

Questions your doctor may ask to check for impetigo

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose impetigo

  • Is your whole body red?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Is your skin itchy?

  • Do you have pus-filled bumps on your skin?

  • Do you have yellow or skin-colored blisters?

Treatment for impetigo

Treatment involves antibiotic creams or pills. Before applying the creams, scabs should be gently removed to allow the creams to reach the infection.

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References

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    https://journals.lww.com/aenjournal/Abstract/2020/10000/Impetigo.6.aspx

  • Hartman-Adams H, Banvard C, Juckett G. Impetigo: diagnosis and treatment. Am Fam Physician. 2014 Aug 15;90(4):229-35. PMID: 25250996.

    https://www.aafp.org/pubs/afp/issues/2014/0815/p229.html

  • Dollani LC, Marathe KS. Impetigo/Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Disease. Pediatr Rev. 2020 Apr;41(4):210-212. doi: 10.1542/pir.2018-0206. PMID: 32238552.

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  • Brazel M, Desai A, Are A, Motaparthi K. Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome and Bullous Impetigo. Medicina (Kaunas). 2021 Oct 24;57(11):1157. doi: 10.3390/medicina57111157. PMID: 34833375; PMCID: PMC8623226.

    https://www.mdpi.com/1648-9144/57/11/1157

  • Pereira LB. Impetigo - review. An Bras Dermatol. 2014 Mar-Apr;89(2):293-9. doi: 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20142283. PMID: 24770507; PMCID: PMC4008061.

    https://www.scielo.br/j/abd/a/cpm9SxPg4rwGjq7Qf679Ffq/?lang=en

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Reviewed By:

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS

Scott Nass, MD, MPA, FAAFP, AAHIVS (Primary Care Physician)

Dr. Nass received dual medical degrees from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Charles R. Drew University in Medicine and Science. He completed Family Medicine residency at Ventura County Medical Center with subsequent fellowships at Ventura, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and University of California-Irvine. He holds faculty appointments at Keck School of Medicine of USC, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and Western University of Health Sciences.

Yukiko Ueda, MD

Yukiko Ueda, MD (Dermatology)

Dr. Ueda graduated from the Niigata University School of Medicine and trained at the University of Tokyo Medical School. She is currently a clinical assistant professor at the Department of Dermatology, Jichi Medical University, and holds several posts in the dermatology departments at Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Komagome Hospital, University of Tokyo, and the Medical Center of Japan Red Cross Society.

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