Skin Disorder Research

Impetigo

Name

Scientific: Impetigo Contagiosa

Common: Impetigo

Cause

Occurs when either staphylococcal or streptococcal, or both, bacteria grows in the skin. Most cases come from staph bacteria and spread through direct contact.

Symptoms

Small bubbles form normally on the face that eventually form crusts. Includes a red rash with many small blisters. These are not normally painful but can be itchy.

Treatment