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Kate Latimer, MA, LMHC

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Bullous Infantigo

However they might also appear on the arms or legs. Bullous infantigo occurs when staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that causes a break between the top and the lower layers of the skin forming a blister known as abulla. Though these blisters can appear anywhere on the body the buttocks is a common area. The blisters are normally fragile and leave behind very red skin with a ragged edge once they break. Either type of infantigo is highly contagious.

It can also result from streptococcus or “strep” bacteria. Both attack the surface of the skin. And sometimes both types of bacteria are the source of the infection.

What Parents Need to Know About Impetigo It’s a nasty contagious infection of the skin found much more often in children than in adults. It’s aggressive and well-named from the Latin verbimpetere which meansto attack. Impetigo can originate from more than one cause. It can be the result of a staphylococcus or “staph” infection. It can also result from streptococcus or “strep” bacteria. Both attack the surface of the skin. And sometimes both types of bacteria are the source of the infection.

Individuals who have eczema or who are in an environment with a lot of heat and humidity are at an elevated risk. Impetigo frequently spreads from its original site to other parts of the body. Many times bacteria reside in the nose then spread to the skin elsewhere. Some cases of impetigo dry up on their own. If not they’re usually fairly easy to treat. For mild cases the standard treatment is a regimen of gentle cleansing removing crusts and then applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin Bactroban. Physicians usually prescribe an oral antibiotic for more severe cases particularly in the case of bulbous impetigo.

However kids also contract the infection from towels toys clothes or household items. Small-scale epidemics at daycare centers are common. Adults most often contract impetigo from close contact with children suffering this skin infection. Individuals who have eczema or who are in an environment with a lot of heat and humidity are at an elevated risk. Impetigo frequently spreads from its original site to other parts of the body. Many times bacteria reside in the nose then spread to the skin elsewhere.

If a doctor suspects the patient has contracted methacillin resistant staphyylococcus aureus MRSA the treatment won’t start until receipt of the results of culture and sensitivity tests. Because impetigo blisters and crusts are only superficial the condition doesn’t leave scars on the body. The affected skin will look red for a short time then fade in a matter or days or weeks.

Some cases of impetigo dry up on their own. If not they’re usually fairly easy to treat. For mild cases the standard treatment is a regimen of gentle cleansing removing crusts and then applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin Bactroban.

According to Medicine Net there are two types of this condition. Non-bullous impetigois the more common. The result of both staph and strep bacteria it starts as small blisters or scabs on the skin’s surface. These eventually form yellow or honey-colored crusts often around the nose and on other areas of the face. However they might also appear on the arms or legs. Bullous impetigo occurs when staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that causes a break between the top and the lower layers of the skin forming a blister known as abulla.

Though these blisters can appear anywhere on the body the buttocks is a common area. The blisters are normally fragile and leave behind very red skin with a ragged edge once they break

  • The affliction is most often directly transmitted by contact with someone who has it
  • For mild cases the standard treatment is a regimen of gentle cleansing removing crusts and then applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin Bactroban
  • If not they’re usually fairly easy to treat
  • If a doctor suspects the patient has contracted methacillin resistant staphyylococcus aureus MRSA the treatment won’t start until receipt of the results of culture and sensitivity tests
  • Either type of impetigo is highly contagious
  • Helpful antibiotics include pencillin or its derivatives erythromycin and azithromycin and cephalosporins like cephalexin Keflex
  • Though these blisters can appear anywhere on the body the buttocks is a common area

Either type of impetigo is highly contagious.

And sometimes both types of bacteria are the source of the infection. According to EHealth Idea there are two types of this condition. Non-bullous impetigois the more common. The result of both staph and strep bacteria it starts as small blisters or scabs on the skin’s surface. These eventually form yellow or honey-colored crusts often around the nose and on other areas of the face.

According to Medicine Net there are two types of this condition. Non-bullous impetigois the more common. The result of both staph and strep bacteria it starts as small blisters or scabs on the skin’s surface.

However they might also appear on the arms or legs. Bullous impetigo occurs when staph bacteria manufacture a toxin that causes a break between the top and the lower layers of the skin forming a blister known as abulla. Though these blisters can appear anywhere on the body the buttocks is a common area. The blisters are normally fragile and leave behind very red skin with a ragged edge once they break. Either type of impetigo is highly contagious.

Though these blisters can appear anywhere on the body the buttocks is a common area. The blisters are normally fragile and leave behind very red skin with a ragged edge once they break. Either type of impetigo is highly contagious. Bacteria enter the skin through a break such as those kids experience from cuts and scraps. However sometimes no break can be detected. The affliction is most often directly transmitted by contact with someone who has it.

Bacteria enter the skin through a break such as those kids experience from cuts and scraps. However sometimes no break can be detected. The affliction is most often directly transmitted by contact with someone who has it.

Due to the resistance of staph germs to many types of antibiotics bacterial culture tests can pinpoint which medications are most likely to kill the infection. Helpful antibiotics include pencillin or its derivatives erythromycin and azithromycin and cephalosporins like cephalexin Keflex. If a doctor suspects the patient has contracted methacillin resistant staphyylococcus aureus MRSA the treatment won’t start until receipt of the results of culture and sensitivity tests. Because impetigo blisters and crusts are only superficial the condition doesn’t leave scars on the body.

Physicians usually prescribe an oral antibiotic for more severe cases particularly in the case of bulbous impetigo. Due to the resistance of staph germs to many types of antibiotics bacterial culture tests can pinpoint which medications are most likely to kill the infection. Helpful antibiotics include pencillin or its derivatives erythromycin and azithromycin and cephalosporins like cephalexin Keflex.

Some cases of impetigo dry up on their own. If not they’re usually fairly easy to treat. For mild cases the standard treatment is a regimen of gentle cleansing removing crusts and then applying the prescription-strength antibiotic ointment mupirocin Bactroban.

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Santa Fe, NM 87508
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