|A gallery of impetigo pictures.|
Impetigo is a skin disease. That is the textbook definition of this annoying skin condition. There are many things to be said about impetigo, but here is the most important: impetigo is basically harmless. Also, it is one of the most infuriating skin problems out there, thanks to its two main characteristics: it generates a terrible rash that will not go away with anything but the proper treatment and it tends to have a rather high recurrence rate. That means that once you get rid of one bout of impetigo, another one might be right around the corner if you do not take precautionary measures.
Impetigo in children pictures and impetigo in adults pictures
Impetigo in children is a serious problem, but because it affects kids worse than adults. No, nothing like that. Unfortunately, children cannot be convinced to not scratch the rash, thus injuring themselves further and generating a whole other kind of secondary issues, like the spreading of the affected area and fever due to infection. Therefore, the treatment for impetigo in children is immediate and very drastic, alternating oral and topical antibiotics with a serious cleaning of the infection site.
Impetigo in adults does not pose any serious health concerns. If it is in its early stages, it can be cured by a good hygiene and a topical antibiotic. In other cases, an oral antibiotic might be a good idea. Generally, to avoid recurrence, the patient should avoid common spaces, like pools, bathhouses and saunas.
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Bullous impetigo pictures
There are two main forms of impetigo: bullous impetigo and non - bullous impetigo. The most dangerous one is the bullous type, though that does not make it life threatening in any way. It simply means that the physical manifestations are more severe: red, small liquid filled pustules. They itch, but you would better not scratch. If you do, the infection spreads like wildfire and all sorts of complications can appear.
Once the pustules dry out on their own, what is left behind are small, red dots that continue to itch. However, unlike the sacks, these are pretty treatable with a topical antibiotic. The treatment should not last more than two days.
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Impetigo rash pictures and impetigo skin infection pictures
Impetigo rash is the first sign that something might not be right with your skin. It starts as a small, red dot and it quickly evolves into a whole painful area. The only advice that must be followed is that you should not scratch the itch, under any circumstances. If you do, you might end up injuring yourself and scarring the skin. Unlike the impetigo rash, which goes away with proper care, the scar resulted from the constant scratching might not disappear.
The skin infection caused by impetigo is one of the aforementioned complications. Due to excessive scratching or the rupture of the pustules in bullous impetigo, the pathogen agent penetrates the epidermis and passes into the interior of the body, usually just beneath the skin, creating something that looks scary: a web of pus, which breaks through the surface of the skin and inflames the newly formed pustules.
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Impetigo contagiosa pictures
Impetigo contagiosa is just a fancy name for impetigo. It is not a variation of the popular skin condition, it is exactly the same thing. Impetigo contagiosa presents with the textbook symptoms of skin diseases: a small dot, red and itching, which quickly expands into an entire affected area.
It has two main subtypes: bullous impetigo and non - bullous impetigo. The bullous form is, simply, the aggravated version of the non - bullous type. The treatment depends on the severity of the condition and the state of health of the patient.
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There are few impetigo symptoms, but they are truly unmistakable. The sudden onset of a terrible rash on the face, surrounding the mouth, nose and chin, paired with some rather ugly pustules (in the case of bullous impetigo) cannot be missed. However, if your specific type of impetigo is somewhat sneaky, you might notice a rise in temperature at the affected site and a slight reddening before the eruption begins.
In case of serious complications, high fever is the first symptom. The following ones are rather life - threatening and should be addressed immediately: blood in urine, vomiting, diarrhea and even kidney failure.
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The treatment of impetigo begins with cleanliness. If the infected person keeps the area clean and dry at all times, then everything should go smoothly and the path to healing is a predictable one. Unfortunately, not everything goes this well and some people suffer from an aggravated form of impetigo, where hygiene is not the answer anymore. In that case, a topical antibiotic or an oral one should fix things.
Of course, the one thing you have to always remember: do not scratch the itch!
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Impetigo herpetiformis pictures
Impetigo herpetiformis is a derivative of impetigo that only affects pregnant women. It is one of the rarest diseases in the world, with only about one hundred reported cases. It is known to be dangerous for the fetus and the mother, as well.
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Staphylococcus sp. is a double edged sword: on the one hand, its non - pathogen subspecies are part of the intestinal flora, thus being absolutely necessary for a body to survive. On the other hand, its pathogen subspecies are very perilous.
Staphylococcus aureus can be pathogen in the right conditions on the surface of the skin (causing impetigo and numerous other skin conditions), but it is always pathogen on the inside of the body. Unfortunately, the treatment for Staphylococcus aureus rarely works once the bacterium enters the bloodstream.
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Impetigo pictures on face and impetigo pictures on nose
The appearance of impetigo on face is a rather common symptom of being infected with bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes). The picture it presents is not a pleasant one: liquid filled, red pustules that leave behind red dots, which itch. The treatment for this unpleasant, but not particularly dangerous skin condition begins only when the pustules have dried out.
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Impetigo on nose is an unwanted complication of impetigo, because it can cause problems with the airways. The pustules tend to break out on the inside of the nostrils, blocking the flow of the air in and out of the lungs, thus troubling the breathing process.