By: Nicole Misiorski
What is Bullous Impetigo?
People With Bullous Impetigo
- red sores that pop easily and leave a yellow crust
- fluid-filled blisters
- itchy rash
- skin lesions
- swollen lymph nodes
- rarely, one may experience a fever, fatigue, diarrhea,
Bullous impetigo has clear, yellow fluid contained within a bullae, which will evertually turn cloudy and a dark yellow color. Many of these can rupture easily, and leave a rim of scale. The lesion will later gain a scalded skin appearance.
If the infection becomes serious or it does not go away using an at-home treatment, a patient should go to their doctor, and receive a topical antibiotic or an oral antibiotic. Some doctors will prescribe an antibiotic cream, such as mupirocin or penicillin derivatives like amoxicillin, depending on the severity of the spread and infection. If the bacteria is drug-resistant staph, a doctor may prescribe other antibiotics like clindamycin.
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