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Impetigo is a very common skin condition. However, patients struggle to find effective treatments. We understand the frustration of dealing with impetigo. At the Trillium Clinic, our solutions are designed to address impetigo at its cause, helping your skin heal and giving you the clear, healthy skin you desire. Begin your advanced impetigo treatments today.

What is Impetigo

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The primary symptom of impetigo is the appearance of red sores or blisters that can break open and form a crust. These sores are often itchy and may ooze fluid, which can be contagious. The most common areas affected are around the nose and mouth, but impetigo can also occur on other parts of the body, especially where the skin is broken or injured. Impetigo is highly contagious, and it can spread easily from person to person through direct contact or by touching contaminated items, such as towels, clothing, or bedding. It is important to practice good hygiene, such as frequent handwashing, to prevent the spread of the infection.

What Causes Impetigo

Impetigo is caused by the invasion of bacteria through a break in the skin, such as a cut, scratch, or insect bite. It can also occur when the bacteria enter through areas of already irritated or inflamed skin, such as eczema or dermatitis.

How is Impetigo treated

Impetigo is usually treated with antibiotics to eliminate the bacteria causing the infection. Antibiotic ointments or creams may be applied directly to the affected area, while more severe cases may require oral antibiotics. It is important to complete the full course of antibiotics as prescribed to ensure complete eradication of the infection. To prevent impetigo, it is important to practice good hygiene, especially in crowded environments such as schools or daycare centers. This includes regular handwashing, keeping wounds clean and covered, and avoiding close contact with individuals who have active impetigo sores.

Embark on your journey to radiant skin

If you suspect you or your child has impetigo make an appointment here to see one of the dermatology providers at the Trillium Clinic in Chapel Hill. We will provide an accurate diagnosis, recommend appropriate treatment options, and offer guidance on managing and preventing future outbreaks. We are currently taking new patients from Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Hillsborough, Pittsboro, Mebane, Durham, Burlington, Cary, and surrounding cities, who suffer from impetigo, call us today to discuss appropriate treatment options.

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