Picture of Impetigo
Impetigo is a common skin infection that may be caused by either Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. Children are more likely to be affected by the condition than adults. Impetigo starts as red blisters that later erupt and form yellow, crusty sores. Topical antibiotics may be used to treat the condition. Impetigo is contagious. Uninfected individuals should avoid contact with the lesions.
Text Reference: "Impetigo." American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.