Impetigo, one of the most common skin infections among kids usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area.
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.
The organisms causing impetigo are bacteria namely staphylococcus aureus and group A beta hemolytic streptococci.
Since impetigo is contagious, avoid contact with the person having active impetigo.
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13 Aug 2019 - 2 min read
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