18 Nursing Times 12.03.14 / Vol 110 No 11 / nursingtimes.net Nursing Practice Review Dermatology Keywords:Impetigo/Antibiotics/ Children/Infection control

Impetigo. What is impetigo? Impetigo is a common skin infection caused by streptococcal or staphylococcal bacteria. Who is at risk for impetigo?

Natural Help for Impetigo Impetigo What is Impetigo? Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that is caused by staphylococcus (staph) and streptococcus (strep) bacteria.

Ricardella said, “The impetigo itself is not a major problem, but the open lesions can lead to other, more serious, infections.” Although these facts do not have any direct correlation, they are, in the opinion of medial experts,

Do not scratch! Impetigo might itch, but try not to scratch or touch the sores. Touching them can spread the sores to other parts of your body or to someone else. Document Information Flesh Reading Ease: Low (66) PEPC Code: IMP-DP Reviewed: September/2011 M2HET.

• The sores do not look like they are healing 1-2 days after medicine is started, For additional information about exclusion when a child has impetigo, see the DHEC Child Care and School Exclusion Lists of Contagious or

IMPETIGO FACT SHEET What is impetigo? Impetigo is a common skin infection in young children. It is caused by either the streptococcal or the staphylococcal bacteria. Use separate towels and washcloths; do not share bath water.

Do not use the kitchen sink for washing. Wash the towel, washcloth, and bed linens after each use. Any clothes, towels, To stop the spread of impetigo, tell your child not to touch or pick at the sores. Keep his

Impetigo HPA North West. Website: http://hpa-nw.org.uk/ INFORMATION LEAFLET Children who have Impetigo should not be sent to school or nursery Care should also be taken to ensure that children do not share facecloths and

• Children with impetigo should not return to school or day care until 24 hours after beginning antibacterial treatment or cleared by a healthcare provider. How do I prevent the spread of impetigo? • Do not share towels, clothing,

Impetigo is spread from person to person through direct Children and staff do not need to be sent home in the middle of the day if a suspected impetigo rash is noticed. Wash a child’s rash area with soap and water and cover it.

Impetigo, also known as Impetigo contagiosa, is a Is impetigo contagious? It is not unusual to see brothers or sisters of the patient and, You should be certain that other people in the family do not use the infected child's towel or washcloth.

Impetigo Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It usually occurs on the nose, arms, or legs or around the mouth. If you think your child • DO NOT share towels, washcloths, or clothing. • Keep sores covered with a bandage.

DISPATCHES 1646 Emerging Infectious Diseases • cdc.gov/eid • Vol. 19, No. 10, October 2013 Use of Primary Care Data for Detecting Impetigo

Impetigo is very easily spread, but with care spread can be reduced. What is impetigo? The germs can also be spread from other parts of the body that do not appear to be affected, eg from a runny nose. • Treatment

IMPETIGO- is a backerial skin infection. It usually occurs on the nose, arms, legs or around the mouth. DO NOT. share towels, washcloths or clothing. Keep sores covered with a bandage. Remind children not to scratch sores.

Do not scratch! Impetigo might itch, but try not to scratch or touch the sores. Touching them can spread the sores to other parts of your body or to someone else. Document Information Flesh Reading Ease: Low (66) PEPC Code: IMP-DP Reviewed: September/2011 M2HET.

Scabies and Impetigo CHARLES D. FREEMAN, M.D. L AM sceptical as to the value of didactic teaching of skin diseases without showing cases at the time.

Education Impetigo What is impetigo? Impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria. Do not use the ointment more often than directed. Wash your hands thoroughly after using this medicine. If your provider prescribed an oral antibiotic,

Both types of impetigo are usually not serious and clear up within a week or two. What is impetigo? Impetigo is a common skin rash in children. Do not share towels or similar items. How is impetigo treated? Your child may receive antibiotics to fight the infection

Comments are closed.

Post Navigation