Diagnosis and treatments of impetigo
Generally, a dermatologist can easily diagnose impetigo by looking at the skin. However, the following tests may be carried out as well:
- Lab tests:lab tests are quite important and helpful in carrying out the diagnosis. It also gives your doctor information on the type of bacteria that is causing the infection. This is done by taking a sample from the blisters on the skin, while the sample is taken to the lab for further study.
- Blood test: blood test may be carried out if your dermatologist believes that your infection is caused by other diseases and infections.
Antibiotics are quite effective, and can be used in the treatment of impetigo. The dermatologists can prescribe an antibiotic, depending on the type of impetigo and the age of the infected person.
An example of this medication may include mupirocin or retapamulin. While retapamulin is effective in treating children as young as 9 months old, the mupirocin can be used for people above 12 years of age. Visitus at Clearskin Londonto ensure you get the best medication for your medication.
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Skin care routine can also play an important role in clearing impetigo. The following tips can help:
- soak the infected area with water to remove the dirt and crusts
- Ensure you cover the infected area after applying antibiotic. This will help to prevent the infection from spreading to others, as well as improve the healing process.