Infantigo Definition

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Do you ever heard about infantigo? Do you know what is infantigo? Recently, there are some emails from our readers who ask us about infantigo. They said that their children get infantigo. They are very worry about that. Based on this case, in this article we are going to discuss about infantigo more detail. We get information from several researches that infantigo mostly happen to the children, especially for two up to five years old. But, it is not impossible for the adults to get infantigo. What is definition of infantigo? Infantigo is a common skin infection which may be caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. It is a kind of highly contagious skin infection. There are some areas which the most often affected are on the face, arms and legs. Sometime they are some people who are not aware that they get infantigo. To know whether you get infantigo or not, you are able to check the first sign of infantigo. Generally, the first sign of infantigo is your skin become red and itchy. The pustules develop on this area and it will form crusty, yellow-brown sores which are able to spread to cover entire areas of the face, arms, legs and other body parts.

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In fact, infantigo nose is more often happen. As we said before that the face is one of the most areas which are often affected by infantigo. So for the most of case, we are able to see that infantigo affected the nose area. However, it is also often affected the mouth area. By the way, is infantigo contagious? You should know that infantigo caused by a bacterium which is transmitted onto the skin, so of course infantigo is very contagious. Easily infantigo is going to contagious to other people and contracted by persons who may touch the affected person. Therefore, we suggest you to do not touch the skin of infantigo sores. If you touchit, so it is not impossible for you to get the skin infection of infantigo. Usually, in the cold area, the skin infection of infantigo mostly occurs caused by staphylococcus aureus. Than in the warmer area, the skin infection of infantigo caused by both types of bacteria, Staphylococcus and Streptococcus bacteria.

Infantigo has two major types, non-bullous infantigo and bullous infantigo. Commonly, nonbullous infantigo often happen to the children. The first sign of nonbullous infantigo is started with red sores around the nose and mouth. These blisters burst and then leave a weeping red rash that becomes crusted. The nonbullous infantigo is not painful but it is very itchy. Another type of infantigo is bullous infantigo. Commonly, bullous infantigo is caused by staph and strep bacteria. This bullous infantigo are going to form manifests as small red papules that similar to insect bites. Then these lesions evolve to small blisters and pustules which finally scab over with a characteristic honey-colored crust. This bullous infantigo is often affect start around the face such as on the nose area and mouth area.

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