- Highly contagious bacterial skin infection
that commonly affects children.
- Bacteria enter body through cuts, scrapes,
or insect bites, causing the rash.
- Rash starts with red sores or blisters that rupture and form a honey-colored crust.
- Impetigo is commonly found on the face, especially the nose and mouth, but can also appear on other body parts.
- Good hygiene practices, such as regular handwashing with soap and water, can help prevent the spread of impetigo.
- Treatment includes topical antibiotics, such as ointments or creams, or oral antibiotics if severe.