How to use Impetigo in a sentence
Impetigo tends to develop in areas of the skin that have already been damaged through some other mechanism (a cut or scrape, burn, insect bite, or vesicle from chickenpox).
Staphylococci - impetigo, ecthyma, boils, carbuncles and staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome.
There is no significant difference in their effectiveness at treating impetigo.
Should my pregnant wife be concerned about being in close contact with children who have impetigo?
It is quite rare for an adult to get impetigo.Advertisement
For inclusion studies had to be randomized double blind trials for bullous or non-bullous impetigo, irrespective of the extent of the disease.
No trials of disinfecting measures for the treatment of bullous impetigo were found.
Referral may be indicated in severe, extensive impetigo or impetigo unresponsive to oral treatment.
Untreated impetigo can persist for several weeks with continual development of new blisters.
Systemic upset is usually absent, but with severe impetigo there may be fever and regional lymphadenopathy.Advertisement
Treating childhood illnesses with homeopathy (e.g. measles, mumps, chickenpox, impetigo, molluscum and whooping cough ).
Impetigo is a skin infection that tends primarily to afflict children.
Impetigo caused by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus (also known as staph) affects children of all ages.
Impetigo caused by the bacteria called group A streptococci (also known as strep) are most common in children ages two to five.
The bacteria that cause impetigo are very contagious.Advertisement
About 10 percent of all skin problems in children are ultimately diagnosed as impetigo.
The first sign of bullous impetigo is a large bump on the skin with a clear, fluid-filled top (a vesicle).
Bullous impetigo is usually caused by staph bacteria.
Epidemic impetigo can be caused by staph or strep bacteria and (as the name implies) is very easily passed among children.
Certain factors, such as heat and humidity, crowded conditions, and poor hygiene increase the chance that this type of impetigo will spread rapidly among large groups of children.Advertisement
This type of impetigo involves the formation of a small vesicle surrounded by a circle of reddened skin.
If left untreated, the type of bacteria causing this type of impetigo has the potential to cause a serious kidney disease (glomerulonephritis).
Even when impetigo is initially caused by strep bacteria, the vesicles are frequently secondarily infected with staph bacteria.
Impetigo is usually an uncomplicated skin condition.
Uncomplicated impetigo is usually treated with a topical antibiotic cream called mupirocin.Advertisement
Prognosis for a child with impetigo is excellent.
There is also a chance that if transmitted to the face or other parts of the body the bacteria in the sty can cause impetigo, a contagious skin infection.
Another infectious cause of diaper rash is impetigo.
Cornstarch powder is soothing to rashes that are moist, such as impetigo.