Impetigo
A contagious bacterial skin infection.
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Impetigo

A contagious bacterial skin infection.

Symptoms:

  • This contagious bacterial skin infection usually enters through skin broken by a cut, an insect bite or eczema.
  • The skin becomes red and small blisters appear. 
  • These burst, leaving raw, moist sores that get bigger and then form crusts as the sore dries out. 
  • Slightly itchy.

Seriousness:

  • See your doctor as soon as possible to get antibiotic.

Treatment:

  • Teach your child not to touch or scratch the sores.
  • Keep her nails short and clean so the infection does not spread to other parts of her body. 
  • Keep her bedding, facecloths and towels separate from the rest of the family’s, and keep her away from other children until the infection has cleared up, which takes about five days with treatment.

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