By Zach Delia

Impetigo is one of the most common skin infections. It is a bacterial disease.

It is caused by two pathogens, Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pathogens.

Signs and symptoms of impetigo

Some signs and symptoms of impetigo are small red dots on the body that get bigger and eventually turn into blisters. These blisters get bigger and bigger until they burst and ooze fluid. The skin around the infected area starts to flake off and becomes a honey color.

How it's spread

Impetigo is by itching the area and then touching objects such as towels or door nobs.


Some cures are ointments applied to the infected areas. If that doesn't work the doctor will prescribe antibiotic pills or liquid.