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Impetigo (cont.)

Impetigo Symptoms and Signs

Impetigo appears as a rash that may occur anywhere on the body and but commonly affects the face and other exposed areas.

  • The rash may be blister-like, reddish, and have a honey-colored crust, or very commonly will have a combination of all three.
  • The margins of the rash are usually fairly sharp.
  • The rash is sometimes mildly painful and is commonly itchy.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014

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