Overview

Impetigo is a highly contagious skin condition. It usually occurs on the face, neck, and hands of young children and infants. Children who wear diapers also tend to get it around the diaper area. Impetigo occurs more rarely in adults, usually foll[read article]

Tests for Impetigo

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Sensitivity analysis , also called susceptibility testing, helps find the right antibiotic to kill an infecting microorganism. This test determines the sensitivity ...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin self-examination is a test you can perform on yourself to check for abnormalities in your skin, such as sores, bumps, or changes in skin color or texture. It...  More
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Skin Culture Test
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A gram stain of a skin lesion is a medical laboratory test that uses a number of specific stains on a skin sample to detect the presence of a bacterial infection an...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Impetigo

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ERYTHROMYCIN (er ith roe MYE sin) is a macrolide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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DICLOXACILLIN (dye klox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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MUPIROCIN (myoo PEER oh sin) is an antibiotic. It is used on the skin to treat skin infections.  More
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