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Impetigo (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

As soon as you notice a reddish, weeping, or blistery rash, call your doctor. Treating the rash with antibiotics will help the infection go away faster and also will prevent spread to others. The itching that often comes with the impetigo rash sometimes provides an added incentive to get the rash treated quickly.

Emergency treatment is rarely needed.

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Impetigo is a highly contagious gram-positive bacterial infection of the superficial layers of the epidermis.

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