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Impetigo (cont.)

Follow-up

Keep the skin clean and dry and avoid any further injury. Use the medication the physician prescribes. If the rash becomes more extensive, becomes more painful, or worsens in any other way, contact a physician or get evaluated in the emergency department.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/22/2014

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

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