Impetigo

Mitchell Derhammer

Impetigo (im-puh-TIE-go)

A highly contagious skin infection that mainly affects infants and children.


Normally it appears as red sores on your face, or nose.

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Statistic

Out of all Americans that got impetigo in 2014, 70 percent were infants or toddlers.

Sighs or Symptoms

The area will be red, or even a little bumpy.

Ways to treat Impetigo

Some ways to cure Impetigo is one, get a antibiotic, or you can just wash your face and it will just go away eventually, but it will spread way worse.

Frequently asked question?

  • What might be causing the sores?
  • Are tests needed to confirm the diagnoses?
  • What is the best course of action?
  • Can a person wait to see if the conditioning goes away on its own?

Why should you know about Impetigo?

Well its a really common disease and like I said before babies are most likely to get this disease, so if you end up having kids one day and your kid(s) get this you'll know. Also if you are in any physical sport ( wrestling, football, basketball, baseball, etc.) you can get this disease. Its easy to get.
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