Infantigo Rash Home Remedies

If there are multiple sores the doctor will treat impetigo with an oral antibiotic. Use medications as instructed for the number of days indicated by a physician. Failure to complete the full course of antibiotics may not totally kill the bacteria. If treated appropriately most cases of infantigo resolve without complications. Occasionally a deeper skin infection known as cellulitis can occur particularly if the child repeatedly scratches vigorously or if the skin is not kept clean. With cellulitis the skin surrounding the impetigo sores becomes red and tender.

Infantigo in Children: The arrival of summer signals an increase in the number of cases of impetigo in children. Kids get bug bites and scratch at them unmercifully with dirty fingers not to mention falling off bikes and skateboards and sustaining cuts and scrapes that later get infected. Impetigo develops in stages.

If there are multiple sores the doctor will treat impetigo with an oral antibiotic. Use medications as instructed for the number of days indicated by a physician. Failure to complete the full course of antibiotics may not totally kill the bacteria.

The sores increase in size and may also increase in number. In addition a yellow-brown crust frequently covers the sores. These are known as honey-colored crusts. The crusted stage is “classic” and is the most recognizable stage of the infection. Although it can occur anywhere on the body common places to see impetigo are around the nose mouth and chin. Another form of impetigo is called bullous impetigo.

It is less common than the classic form and consists of large blisters that break open and release fluid. In infants bullous impetigo may be seen in the diaper area. Preventing Spread of Impetigo Impetigo is spread by direct contact. If a child touches a sore and then touches another area of the skin a new sore can form.

Initially small red bumps appear on the skin. The bumps quickly form small blisters that eventually become sores. In most cases it is not recognized as impetigo until the sores are present.

The bumps quickly form small blisters that eventually become sores. In most cases it is not recognized as impetigo until the sores are present. The sores increase in size and may also increase in number. In addition a yellow-brown crust frequently covers the sores.

Another person could also become infected if he comes in contact with the sores. A prescription antibiotic ointment such as mupirocin is very effective if only a few sores are present. If there are multiple sores the doctor will treat impetigo with an oral antibiotic. Use medications as instructed for the number of days indicated by a physician.

It is less common than the classic form and consists of large blisters that break open and release fluid:

  • Impetigo does not cause scarring and serious complications are rare
  • Puffiness of the eyelids or swelling in the hands and feet in a child who has had impetigo are signs of kidney involvement
  • In addition a yellow-brown crust frequently covers the sores
  • If a child touches a sore and then touches another area of the skin a new sore can form
  • Although it can occur anywhere on the body common places to see impetigo are around the nose mouth and chin
  • The sores increase in size and may also increase in number

In infants bullous impetigo may be seen in the diaper area. Preventing Spread of Impetigo Impetigo is spread by direct contact. If a child touches a sore and then touches another area of the skin a new sore can form. Another person could also become infected if he comes in contact with the sores. A prescription antibiotic ointment such as mupirocin is very effective if only a few sores are present.

In most cases it is not recognized as impetigo until the sores are present. The sores increase in size and may also increase in number. In addition a yellow-brown crust frequently covers the sores. These are known as honey-colored crusts. The crusted stage is “classic” and is the most recognizable stage of the infection.

Some schools require a note from the doctor to prove that the child has started treatment. Impetigo is a superficial skin infection that clears up quickly with appropriate treatment. Impetigo does not cause scarring and serious complications are rare.

If a child touches a sore and then touches another area of the skin a new sore can form. Another person could also become infected if he comes in contact with the sores. A prescription antibiotic ointment such as mupirocin is very effective if only a few sores are present. If there are multiple sores the doctor will treat impetigo with an oral antibiotic. Use medications as instructed for the number of days indicated by a physician.

If there are multiple sores the doctor will treat impetigo with an oral antibiotic. Use medications as instructed for the number of days indicated by a physician. Failure to complete the full course of antibiotics may not totally kill the bacteria.

Also with kidney involvement the urine may become red or cola-colored. These are serious signs that need immediate medical attention. School or Day Care AttendanceA school or day care will send a child home if there is any suspicion of impetigo.

Reference:
What is infantigo? http://www.healthguidesdaily.com/what-is-infantigo-impetigo.html

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