Disease: Impetigo

    Impetigo facts
    • Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the surface of the skin.
    • Impetigo is more common in children than in adults.
    • The two types of impetigo are non-bullous and bullous impetigo.
    • Impetigo symptoms and signs include
      • small blisters,
      • dark or honey-colored crust that forms after the pustules burst.
    • Impetigo is contagious and is caused by strains of both staph and strep bacteria.
    • Impetigo is not serious and is easy to treat with either prescription topical or oral antibiotics. Scarring is very rare.

      Source: http://www.rxlist.com

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