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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