Impetigo is a skin infection that is caused by bacteria. It is very contagious.
Symptoms of impetigo include blisters that break open, ooze fluid, and form patches of crusty sores. These patches may look yellow, gold, or brown. The sores can appear anywhere on the body. Scratching them may spread impetigo to other parts of the body.
Current as of: March 22, 2023
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine John Pope MD - Pediatrics William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:Susan C. Kim MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & John Pope MD - Pediatrics & William H. Blahd Jr. MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Lesley Ryan MD - Family Medicine
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