Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the surface layers of the skin, which causes sores and blisters. It can be quite itchy but it is important not to scratch. It is treated with topical antibiotics or in more severe cases oral antibiotics might be required. If it is recurrent your Doctor may want to take a nasal swab. It is highly contagious so children should be kept away from school until they are on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and should not share towels etc.
An initial dermatology consultation is required to properly diagnose and recommend a treatment plan.
Our doctors are experts in the management of Skin Cancer, Melanoma, Acne, Psoriasis, Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema), Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Lupus, Contact Dermatitis and Hair Loss. They have access to and experience with advanced treatments and technologies that offer the most up to date and best possible care.
THE ADARE CLINIC
4 Clare Street, Dublin 2.
Tel: +353 (0)1 676 9810 Dublin
Adare, Co. Limerick, Ireland
Unit 2, Harvey’s Quay, Limerick
Tel: +353 (0)61 395410 Adare