(HealthDay News) -- Impetigo is a common childhood disease that is usually treated with an antibiotic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.
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The FDA suggests how to prevent the spread of impetigo:
- Clean the infected areas with soap and water.
- Cover the scabs and sores loosely until they heal.
- Remove crusty scabs gently.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after touching the infected area.
- Avoid touching things that someone with impetigo has used, such as utensils, towels, sheets, clothing and toys.
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