Skin conditions.

Impetigo

Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin disease that most commonly affects children, especially those between the ages of two to five. Bacteria including Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes infect the skin through breaches such as cuts or insect bites.

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Things you should know before your visit

Patients with the following may be directed to another health care provider:● Temperature greater than 100.4° F

What to expect at your visit

● We will review your medical history, discuss your symptoms, examination and provide a personalized treatment plan for you.● You may need testing. Please note that additional charges apply for these tests. ● At the end of your visit, your practitioner will provide you with a summary, a receipt and educational material.

What are the symptoms of impetigo?

Symptoms include red, itchy sores that break open and leak a clear fluid or pus for a few days. Next, a crusty yellow or "honey-colored" scab forms over the sore.

How to treat impetigo?

Your provider can help you to understand the various options for treatment available, as it applies to your specific symptoms and situation. They will provide a personalized plan that may include over-the-counter remedies such as antibiotic creams or prescription medication if necessary; they'll also guide in using these treatments properly so they have maximum effectiveness.

Impetigo typically responds well when treated with topical antibiotics applied directly onto sores - there are several different kinds of ointments out on shelves nowadays containing both penicillin V or clindamycin phosphate among others which usually need application three times per day at least during phases one through four while—"soaking" is helpful too since this helps remove any scabs from around affected areas before penetrating deeper into pores