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what does impetigo look like?

(12 Posts)
Carameli Fri 08-Apr-05 10:10:12

Hi,
Just dropped my dd off at nursery and they said there was a case of impetigo at the nursery so to keep a watch out for it.
Has anyone dealt with it before and is it obvious what it is when it appears.

Hausfrau Fri 08-Apr-05 13:27:57

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Fio2 Fri 08-Apr-05 13:30:52

its like red spots (large ones) blistery looking

tassis Fri 08-Apr-05 13:36:30

Starts as small red spots. Is very infectious and needs treated with antibiotics or cream. If in doubt see your doctor or pharmacist. Once it gets bad it looks like Hausfrau's link, but you can catch it earlier and zap it with the cream. Ds has had it 4 times in his 2 yr life. Not pleasant.

Ellbell Fri 08-Apr-05 14:08:05

My dd has just had it too. Looked like a normal zit when it started off, but went scabby and weepy (sort of yellowy/orangey crust on it... delightful). I was telling her off for picking it, till I found out impetigo was going around her school. It needs antibiotic cream and sometimes oral antibiotics to get rid of it, but the cream worked on my dd. It is incredibly infectious, so use separate towels, flannels, etc. Dd2 got a small spot and I zapped that with the cream straight away and it was gone within 4 hours! Amazing. I'd go straight to the GP as we went to the pharmacist who said it was nothing and suggested E45 cream. (Mind you, could have just been a not-very-good pharmacist!) Nice buttocks link, btw, hausfrau!

Ellbell Fri 08-Apr-05 14:08:06

My dd has just had it too. Looked like a normal zit when it started off, but went scabby and weepy (sort of yellowy/orangey crust on it... delightful). I was telling her off for picking it, till I found out impetigo was going around her school. It needs antibiotic cream and sometimes oral antibiotics to get rid of it, but the cream worked on my dd. It is incredibly infectious, so use separate towels, flannels, etc. Dd2 got a small spot and I zapped that with the cream straight away and it was gone within 4 hours! Amazing. I'd go straight to the GP as we went to the pharmacist who said it was nothing and suggested E45 cream. (Mind you, could have just been a not-very-good pharmacist!) Nice buttocks link, btw, hausfrau!

Carameli Fri 08-Apr-05 17:35:10

thanks for the advice, she's fine so far so going to keep a close eye on anything suspicious.

hotmama Fri 08-Apr-05 18:33:03

My dd has it at the moment - got diagnosed yesterday!

The GP prescribed some ointment and has given me a prescription for an oral antibiotic suspension if the ointment doesn't clear it - though it seems to be doing the job. My dp (40) had impetigo a month ago - and myself and dd were clear. May just be a coincidence as I don't know how long the incubation period is?

DD has scabby blisters on the bottom of her back and buttocks - first of all looked like carpetburn and then got bigger.

Apparently impetigo is really common in infants - don't know why but is easy to treat. DD doesn't seem in any discomfort but it looks really painful

Hausfrau Fri 08-Apr-05 19:54:16

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Ellbell Fri 08-Apr-05 20:20:24

LOL, Hausfrau! Obviously buttocks is a common place to get it (cf. Hotmama's post), but it struck me as odd (a) to CHOOSE buttocks for the website illustration and (b) that buttocks should be the site of choice, since everyone kept telling me that it was really infectious and that dd should try not to touch it, share towels, etc. Do kids in nurseries and infant schools go around touching one another's bums all the time? (Come to think of it... I don't think I want to know the answer to that question )

pinkdiamond Fri 08-Apr-05 20:27:47

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Dior Sun 10-Apr-05 10:14:54

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