Samantha Shipman

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Good hygiene such as regular hand washing, use of antibacterial soap and water to clean the skin, and regular bathing can be useful in preventing this skin problem. [1]

"Antibiotic Ointment Impetigo Treatment
For small areas of the skin, an antibiotic ointment such as fucidic acid or mupirocin can be a very effective impetigo remedy. These ointments are usually applied three times per day and continued for several days after healing.

Oral Antibiotic Impetigo Treatment
In cases where the infection is widespread or is more severe, then oral antibiotic impetigo treatments are prescribed. The treatment for impetigo may also be necessary when ointments are ineffective. Flucloxacillin over a seven-day period is often prescribed to combat this problem.
With either oral or ointment antibiotic treatments, the skin condition should begin to show improvement within a few days. As always, the antibiotic should be used as prescribed. The treatment should not be stopped early unless directed by the physician. After antibiotic treatment for 24 to 48 hours, an individual with impetigo is no longer contagious. Without treatment, a person can be contagious for several weeks.

Other Impetigo Remedy Tips
When impetigo begins to heal, it is important to keep the infected area clean. This can be accomplished by gently washing the infected skin daily with a clean gauze and antiseptic soap. The crusted skin can be removed by using warm soapy water. This is important to perform since it will allow antibiotic ointments to have access to the bacteria underneath the crusted skin. Proper hygienic measures can be an effective impetigo treatment for minor cases of the disease. " [1]

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