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Impetigo, an Infectious Disease in Children

Written by
Dr. Rushikeh Tukaram Kute
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Aug 24, 2014 and last reviewed on Aug 13, 2019   -  2 min read



Impetigo, one of the most common skin infections among kids usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area.

Impetigo, an Infectious Disease in Children

Impetigo is the most common skin infection in children throughout the world.

Bacteria mainly enters through break in the skin, which may allow bacteria to invade the skin.

After invasion bacteria multiply in deep layers of the skin and leads to blister formation.

There are two classic forms of impetigo, nonbullous and bullous types.

Organisms Causing Impetigo

The organisms causing impetigo are bacteria namely staphylococcus aureus and group A beta hemolytic streptococci.

Nonbullous type

Bullous type

How to Treat Impetigo?

Home Care for Impetigo

How to Prevent Impetigo?

Since impetigo is contagious, avoid contact with the person having active impetigo.


Consult a paediatrician online for more details regarding impetigo in children -->


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