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 Impetigo

 Impetigo

What is lmpetigo ?

This is an acute superficial infection of the skin caused by bacteria. This infection is common in pre-school children and young adults.

What are the signs of Impetigo ?

The infection appears as skin blisters which later break down to become superficial sores with golden-yellow "stuck on" crusts on the surface. Common sites affected are the face, arms, buttocks and legs.

How is Impetigo treated ?

Consult your doctor.
Antibiotic cream or pills are necessary.



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Last updated on 28 Oct 2013

Last updated on 28 Oct 2013