Treatment of skin infections Abx rarely required Topical abx may be considered Oral abx (not topical): Furuncles Carbuncles- multiheaded lesions -usually I+D enough Impetigo- <5cm2 Infected eczema- small localised patches Infected wounds including Bleach bath handout

What is the treatment for impetigo? Treatment depends on the extent and severity of the infection. Soak in a bath containing a small amount of

Impetigo: treatment and management. nursingtimes.net/ Vol 110 No 11 / Nursing Times 12.03.14 19 Avoid sharing towels, flannels, clothing and bath water until the infection has cleared Mupirocin – should be reserved for the treatment of impetigo known to be

Giving a bleach bath to children with moderate to severe eczema @Janet MRSA, ringworm, Impetigo. Bath Tubs, Shower, Toilet seats, Faucets, Shower Curtain

Type Description Cause Course Treatment Other Impetigo Honey-crusted • erosions, super-fi cial vesicles or bullae at bleach bath Q2-3 d (1/2 cup bleach:20 gallons water) (for patient and contacts) • Desquama-tion of hands or feet 1–3 wk after onset of symptoms • S. aureus

Living with MRSA Things to remember about living with MRSA: 1. Wash your hands often. • Bleach • Plastic trash bags Web Sites Centers for Disease Control and Prevention • If you have any new symptoms during or after treatment for a MRSA skin

COMMON SKIN INFECTIONS R. Samuel Hopkins, MD Assistant Professor Dermatology This (1/4-1/2 cup bleach in 1/2 tub of bath water) IMPETIGO and ‘IMPETIGINIZATION *** “TREATMENT FAILURE” —pigment changes last weeks to months

Dermatological Problems Ronald Grimwood, MD Karina Parr, MD. Impetigo • Treatment: – Prophylaxis: bleach baths – ¼ cup bleach to ½ tub of water; intranasal mupirocin bid for 5 days. Herpes simplex

Development of skin infections Serious skin infections, such as cellulitis, abscesses and with a regular quarter-filled bath to which one capful of household bleach has been stirred into the water. Impetigo treatment

Treatment Ensure that There is evidence that the combination of bleach baths, intranasal antibiotics and education about personal Indications for nasal swabbing include: recurrent impetigo, recurrent cellulitis and recurrent furunculosis/boils.

To the diagnosis of bullous impetigo caused by Staphylococcus aureus. been given a recent bleach bath, which caused initial concern for tive for MRSA. Based on susceptibilities, treatment was initi- ated with oral clindamycin, and both girls were discharged to

This protocol has been developed based on current practices for cleaning and disinfection of vegetative bacteria. INFECTIOUS AGENT1 NAME: Staphylococcus aureus including MRSA include impetigo, abscesses, boils; EPIDEMIOLOGY:

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Staphylococcus aureus (often called “staph”) • Use a 10 percent bleach solution or an • Share a whirlpool or ice bath if they have a break in the skin such as a cut or turf burn

Keywords. bleach bath; recurrent infections; Staphylococcus aureus. Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) is a common pathogen recovered from pa- Infectious Diseases Society of America for the treatment of methicillin-

Can a MRSA skin infection bench my team? Annotated Bibliography: Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Skin Infections in Athletes Begier E.M., et al. (2004). Treatment of MRSA infections is discussed, as is prevention.

THE IMPACT OF MRSA ON WOUND HEALING Methicillin-resistant Staphy-lococcus aureus (MRSA) is MRSA skin eradication Treatment Frequency Antiseptic body wash, such as triclosan or 4% chlorhexidine Use once daily when bathing or showering for 5–7

Type Description Cause Course Treatment Other Impetigo Honey-crusted • erosions, super-fi cial vesicles or bullae at bleach bath Q2-3 d (1/2 cup bleach:20 gallons water) (for patient and contacts) • Desquama-tion of hands or feet 1–3 wk after onset of symptoms • S. aureus

The bath . Cuts and Scrapes ! Wash gently and carefully ! Antibiotic ointment ! – Baths with !-!cup bleach per tub Impetigo Treatment ! If very small area

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