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Impetigo (Children)

What is Impetigo in Children?

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.

What are the signs & symptoms of Impetigo in Children?

Initially, there are usually blisters which break down to form scars with a "golden-yellow" crust on the surface for children suffering from Impetigo.

What are the treatment options for Impetigo in Children?

Topical antibiotics for mild lesions and oral antibiotics for all other lesions are the treatments of choice.

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