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Impetigo

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Impetigo is a common bacterial skin infection that can affect anyone. It is contagious so can be passed on to others by close contact.

The rash can be a crusty and red patch, which may have blisters. It usually shows up about 4 to 10 days after the infection.

An antibiotic cream such as Fusidic Acid is commonly used to treat the condition. The condition usually stops being contagious 48 hours after treatment has been started. 


Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • Sores
  • Crusted Areas
  • Blisters
  • Weeping
Common Treatments

Possible treatments we may prescribe if clinically appropriate:

Fusidic Acid Cream 15g- 7 Day Course £1.92 is the treatment of choice

(Flucloxacillin 250mg Four Times a day - 7 Day Course £1.64)

(Erythromycin 250mg Four Times a day - 7 Day Course £1.88)

Prices shown are cost price of the medication, taken from the British National Formulary 2016, and are given as a guideline. Pharmacies will add on a dispensing fee to this which will vary considerably, so it is worthwhile phoning around to compare prices.

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