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Impetigo (cont.)

Impetigo Diagnosis

Doctors can typically distinguish an impetigo rash by looking at it. No lab tests are required. Occasionally rashes and blisters caused by toxins, such as poison ivy, or others might be confused with impetigo. A doctor will take a complete history to determine the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014

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