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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 personís 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 oneís 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.
The sore is itchy and children
can scratch it, spreading the infection to nearby skin or to other parts of
their own body.
The fluid and crusts of the sore contain the bacteria,
and touching the sore or touching things that have been on the sore
(clothing, dressings, towels, etc.) can spread the infection to other
The germs can also be spread from other parts of the body
that do not appear to be affected, eg from a runny nose.
How long does it take to develop?
The sore takes about 4 to 10 days to develop after
contact with fluid or crusts from a sore.
How long is it infectious?
A sore can be infectious as
long as it is weeping. Usually it has stopped being infectious about 24
hours after treatment with an antibiotic (ointment or medicine) if used, has