Self-Care at Home
- Clean all sores and bites with antibacterial soap and water. Don't scratch or pick.
- The infection is contagious. Use separate washcloths,
razors, and hand towels.
- Often, the rash and infection will go away on its own, but antibiotics are usually needed to get rid of the infection.
- Apply antibacterial ointment, but wash hands well after applying it.
- If the sores are in areas that are shaved (men on their face; women on their
legs), shave around the sores to avoid spreading the infection further.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014
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