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11 Symptoms of Staph Infections

5. Impetigo

This is a very contagious skin infection it produces blister or sores around the nose, mouth, neck, forearms, and hands. Impetigo is most common to kids. Two types of bacteria, S. aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes, are the common cause of this infection.

There are two types of Impetigo, the crusted or non-bullous impetigo, which starts as tiny blisters. When the blisters burst, you’ll notice wet patches of red skin and a tan or yellow-brown crust covers the infected area.

The second type is called bullous impetigo, which is usually caused by S. aureus. You’ll observe that the infected area forms blister that is large and contains fluid. Bullous impetigo normally stays on the skin longer and does not burst.

You should encourage your kids to wash their face and hands frequently to prevent impetigo, which is also itchy. The infection develops by scratching a rash or sore repeatedly. You must see your doctor for treatment.

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