Impetigo

Impetigo:
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

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