Infantigo is also known as impetigo is a common skin infection which may be caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. The skin areas which the most often affected are on the face, arms and legs. Infantigo more often happen to the children especially for two up to five years old. Do you know what first sign of infantigo? Usually, the first sign of infantigo or impetigo is the skin become itchy and red. In this case, the pustules develop on this area. It is going to form crusty, yellow-brown sores which can spread to cover entire areas of the face, arms, legs and other body parts. You have to know that impetigo caused by a bacterium which is transmitted onto the skin, so impetigo is going to contagious to other people and easily contracted by persons who may touch the affected person. Therefore, if you see the person who gets impetigo, you do not touch her or his skin. If you touch her or skin, so it is not impossible for you to get the skin infection of impetigo.
By the way, what causes infantigo rash? As we said before that the causes of infantigo rash can be caused of Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. There are two forms of impetigo. Those are nonbullous impetigo and bullous impetigo. Infantigo rash is also called as nonbullous impetigo. This nonbullous impetigo is often common in the children. Is nonbullous impetigo contagious? Yes of course, it is very contagious. Usually, nonbullous impetigo begins with red sores around the nose and mouth. Then, these blisters are going to burst, leaving a weeping red rash which becomes crusted. The infantigo rash is not painful but it is very itchy. Another type of impetigo is bullous impetigo. Commonly, it is caused by staph and strep bacteria. Firstly, this form manifests as small red papules that similar to insect bites. Rapidly, these lesions evolve to small blisters and then to pustules which finally scab over with a characteristic honey-colored crust. All this process usually takes about one week. This type is less frequently affected the arms and legs, but they often affect start around the face and the nose.
Well, in this article we are able to know what is infantigo caused by. We remind you again to do not touch the skin of person who gets impetigo. As we said before that Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria are the causes of infantigo and it is very contagious. Maybe the skin infection of impetigo is often happen to the children but it is not impossible happen to the adult. By the way, how do you do if you get the skin of impetigo? Based on the research, the people who get impetigo have to be given the antibiotics. In fact, there are many children who get nonbullous impetigo. The most of them get impetigo in around their nose and mouth. We suggest you to keep your child from impetigo because it is very itchy.