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Content updated on 2022-06-02

What is impetigo?

A bacterial infection of the superficial skin layer. Impetigo happens when bacteria has an entry point into the skin, e.g. after an insect bite, wound or scratching.

Symptoms related to impetigo

  • Colorless or yellowish blisters

  • Skin abnormality

  • Fever

  • Skin Itching

  • Bumps containing pus

  • History of eczema / atopic dermatitis

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for impetigo

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose impetigo

  • Do you have yellow or skin-colored blisters?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Do you have itchy skin?

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

Treatment for impetigo

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

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