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Impetigo? (also known as "Indian Fire Rash")
Impetigo is a type
of highly infectious skin infection,
common in pre-school children. As for adults, it is more rare that they get this
disease, except for people who play close contact sports. It is generally caused
by the staphylococcal bacteria, but in some cases, streptococcus
can be the cause.
Symptoms start with red or
pimple-like sores bordered by red skin. These sores can appear anywhere, but
usually they occur on a person’s face, arms and legs. The sores then fill
with pus, and, after a couple of days, break open and form a thick crust.
They are frequently itchy, but scratching them may spread the sores.
How Is Impetigo Spread?
Impetigo is most often spread by contact with sores or nasal discharge from an
infected person. It may clear on its own, usually taking from two to three
weeks. However, it is best to treat it as it may develop some other
complications, such as scarring, cellulitis
and some types of kidney inflammations and lightening or darkening of the
If someone in one’s family has
impetigo, you should prevent the disease from spreading. The affected areas
should be washed with mild soap and running water and then covered with gauze.
The clothes, linens and towels of the person affected should be washed daily and
never shared. When applying any ointments, one should wear gloves and wash his
hands immediately afterwards.
How long does it take to develop?
How long is it infectious?
- The sore takes about 4 to 10 days to develop after
contact with fluid or crusts from a sore.
Homeopathic Remedies For Impetigo
in chronic infections, not responding to other
With oozing and scab formation on the scalp.
particularly used for
when the itching is chiefly problematic and the rash seems to be appearing
in clusters of small blisters.
In infections accompanied by cold and damp extremities in a
thin and chilly child.
Useful at the stage of onset in most cases.