Medical Q&As

Impetigo - treatment?

Is there a treatment for impetigo? If so, what is it? After a lot of research, I'm sure that's what I have on my face. I'm 23 years of age, and I do have sensitive skin.

Impetigo is a bacterial infection of the skin. The infection is confined to the outermost layer of skin and is usually easily eradicated with an antibiotic cream. The classic hallmark of impetigo is the golden crust that covers the infected area of skin. It occurs most commonly in children and may often arise in a pre-existing case of acne or eczema. The face is the commonest location for this infection. It is not unusual to see several cases in the one family because it is quite infectious and can spread very easily through direct physical contact between family members.