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Impetigo

(5 Posts)
moggiek Sat 05-Jan-13 22:49:17

My DGS (20 months) has been diagnosed with this today. I have no experience of it at all. How infectious is it? Will antibiotics see it off?

oddslippers Sat 05-Jan-13 22:52:09

It is infectious although when mine have had it no one else in the family caught it, separate towels are a must it will clear up in a couple of days with antibiotics

AGiddyKipperInOneHand Sat 05-Jan-13 22:54:26

Impetigo is extremely infectious. I got it on my face, just touching a door handle after someone else who had it and then scratching my face. Horribly itchy, but very important to avoid scratching it, or it will spread.

Antibiotics should help, yes. I had a cream, which was greasy and horrible and unsightly, but it did get rid of it.

moggiek Sat 05-Jan-13 22:55:04

Thanks, oddslippers.

moggiek Sat 05-Jan-13 23:03:41

Thanks, GiddyKipper.

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