One of most common skin conditions in childhood – ‘school sore’. Superficial skin infection – due to staphylococci or streptococci. Mostly a red rash on face or hands, but can occur on foot. Presents as thin walled easily ruptured flaccid blisters (may have erythematosus base) area of crusted yellow/honey coloured exudate/crusts spreads rapidly and is very contagious.
Topical antiseptics are first line approach. Systemic antimicrobials if severe/extensive