Impetigo is an acute bacterial infection of the skin and is commonly seen in pre-school children.
Impetigo can be passed by close contact or by sharing of towels or toys. It can be spread to other parts of the body by scratching.
Initially, there are usually blisters which break down to form scars with a "golden-yellow" crust on the surface for children suffering from Impetigo.
Topical antibiotics for mild lesions and oral antibiotics for all other lesions are the treatments of choice.