Impetigo Contagiosa Pictures
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Impetigo contagiosa is just another name for impetigo. Thus, impetigo contagiosa presents with the same pathology as impetigo. Therefore, impetigo contagiosa is caused by two main types of bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes. Each of these bacteria causes either a specific kind of impetigo contagiosa or, generally, a mix of the two.
If there is one thing that can be said about impetigo contagiosa pictures is that they show an image which is much worse than the reality. When looking at these pictures, one sees a multitude of pustules, red, swollen, filled with liquid and, in some serious cases, even puss. That sounds terrifying, especially since the favorite parts of the body that impetigo contagiosa attacks are the nose, chin and the area around the patients' mouth. However, this is a one of the few cases of "not as bad as it looks".
Truthfully, impetigo contagiosa is not a serious disease. It is only a mildly annoying illness, which can somehow degenerate into a complicated issue, if ignored. Though, since one of its most important symptoms is severe itching, it cannot be ignored for long. However, if you have a special case of impetigo contagiosa which does not itch and you do not mind the pustules, then the complications tend to get a bit drastic. For example, the affected area can extend from a localized zone to your entire body. If you suffer from any other kind of disease, the two conditions can join hands and cause you a world of hurt, distress, headache, nausea and vomiting.
Impetigo contagiosa pictures
You really have to start worrying, though, when you have a fever. That means that the guilty bacterium has reached a sensitive organ or the bloodstream. While none of those bacteria is especially dangerous on the skin, if they reach the inside of your body, the rampage they can cause is spectacular.
Now, when talking about prophylaxis, the problem gets difficult: while there are some things you could do to prevent yourself and your family from getting infected with the impetigo contagiosa bacterial agents, nothing works in the outside world. So, the point is that if you live inside a bubble, you will not get sick. However, since very few of us actually manage to conserve perfectly sterile environments, the measures are, really, just for epidemic control. Basically, you just have to keep your house clean, do not share towels or clothes with other people and do not touch open, suppurating wounds. Also, the best anti - impetigo contagiosa measure is to avoid public pools, bath houses and even saunas.
As for age preference, impetigo contagiosa prefers children for the reason that they do not understand that some things, like bathing in a pool, should not be done at all times. Unfortunately, impetigo in children is the most difficult to treat because kids cannot be convinced to not scratch the itch, thus making it worse.
Misdiagnoses are well known when impetigo is involved. Actually, as far as visual diagnosis goes, the medical doctor will compare the patients' lesions with some impetigo contagiosa pictures and see if the two images match. Usually, when they do and the itching is present, the physician orders a microbiological test to ascertain which bacterium is to blame for your skin condition.
Impetigo contagiosa treatment
Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes are known for responding to several antibiotics. Sometimes, all it takes for the infection to disappear is a good hygiene and some antibiotic cream. However, there are cases when an oral antibiotic is needed to dispel the disease. When those do not suffice anymore and the infection has entered the bloodstream, the treatment becomes much too complicated to be explained here.
The normal brand of treatment does not last longer than two to three days, should not involve any sort of alcohol while taking antibiotics and the patient should not be allowed to stay in the sun for long.