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Impetigo is a contagious skin infection caused by staph and strep bacteria. There are two types of impetigo: nonbullous and bullous. Symptoms of nonbullous impetigo include small blisters on the nose, face, arms, or legs and possibly swollen glands. Bullous impetigo signs include blisters in various areas, particularly in the buttocks area. Treatment involves:

  • gentle cleansing,
  • removing the crusts of popped blisters, and
  • the application of prescription-strength mupirocin antibiotic ointment.

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      • Cuts, scrapes (abrasions), and puncture wounds facts
      • What is the best first aid for a cut or scrape?
      • Who should seek medical care for a cut?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a wound infection?
      • How are puncture wounds different?
      • Will I need a tetanus shot for a cut, scrape, or puncture wound?

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  • Skin Infection