Treatment for Impetigo

This contagious infection causes red sores that tend to cluster around the mouth and nose of infants and children. Eventually, those sores blister, ooze, and form crusts. They may itch, making it especially easy for kids who scratch those lesions to spread the bacteria to other parts of their body or to other people. If our pediatric dermatologist diagnoses impetigo, she will prescribe antibiotic ointment or an oral liquid that should start healing the skin within a few days. Dr. Cantatore will also send you home with clear instructions for soaking and washing the affected area, while preventing the infection’s spread.

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