Impetigo, also called school sores, is a bacterial skin infection that is common in children. Impetigo often occurs in epidemics through schools or pre-schools. Facial sores are the most common symptom, but any areas of skin may be affected, and the infection may spread. The rash starts as a
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Impetigo is an infection of the top layers of the skin and is most common among children ages 2 to 6 years. It usually starts when bacteria get into a cut, scratch, or insect bite.
Impetigo is usually caused
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Symptoms of Impetigo
Impetigo (you say, im-pa-ty-go), also known as school sores, causes blisters on exposed parts of body, such as hands, legs and face. The blisters burst and turn into a sore with a yellow crust that gets bigger
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Causes of Impetigo
Causes List for Impetigo
Some possible causes of Impetigo or similar disorders may include:4
- Chronic Granulomatous Disease (impetigo)
- Group A Streptococcus (impetigo)
- Pubic Lice (impetigo)
- Scabies (impetigo)
- Staphylococcal Infections (impetigo, school sores)
- Staphylococcus aureus (impetigo, school sores)
Types of Impetigo
What to do
- Go to the doctor.
- Check and clean every day.
- Gently wash the sores with warm water and a soft cloth. Wash the sores until the crust comes off and wash away the pus and blood.
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Prevention of Impetigo
How to avoid impetigo Impetigo usually infects skin that's already damaged. Avoid infection by:
- keeping cuts, scratches and insect bites clean - for example, by washing with warm water and soap
- getting treatment for skin conditions, like eczema
- Source: NIAID (NIH): niaid.nih.gov/ topics/ impetigo/ Pages/ default.aspx
- Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ conditions-and-treatments/ diseases-and-illnesses/ impetigo-school-sores
- Source: GOV.UK: gov.uk/ government/ publications/ health-protection-in-schools-and-other-childcare-facilities/ chapter-9-managing-specific-infectious-diseases
- Source: Algorithmically Generated List
- Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Impetigo/
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