Infantigo is one of the skin infections which very contagious. So if your family or friends get infantigo, you do not touch their skin. Easily, infantigo is able to contagious to you. The skin infection of infantigo does not make a painful, but you have to know that it is very itchy. So, if your family or you get infantigo, you have to get rid it as soon as possible. The most of case, infantigo affect the children, especially for two up to five years old. Usually, they get infantigo on nose. In this case, you have to know that the skin infection of infantigo is often attack on the face include the nose and mouth area. So, you do not wonder if you more often see infantigo on the nose area.
How about infantigo virus? According to the research, the skin infection of infantigo caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. What are Staphylococcus bacteria? It is also known as golden staph. The Staphylococcus bacteria are gram positive round-shaped bacteria which are a member of the Firmicutes. They are a member of the normal flora of the body. The Staphylococcus bacteria are often found on the nose, respiratory tract and on the skin. Then what are Streptococcus bacteria? The Streptococcus bacteria are also the gram positive bacteria. These Streptococcus bacteria are aerotolerant and an extracellular bacterium. They made of non-motile and non-sporing cocci. This Streptococcus bacterium is the most dominant species that harboring the Lancefield antigen (group A) and it is often called streptococcus GAS (group A). As we said before that Infantigo do not make a painful, but it is very itchy. To get rid of them, the people who get infantigo should do a treatment by giving the antibiotic for five to seven days. There are the specific topical antibiotics which very recommended, those are Mupirocin and fusidic acid. Actually, there is no research which shows that these two topical antibiotics have significant difference. In other case, if you get the skin infection of infantigo which severe or widespread, we suggest you to consume the oral antibiotics. There are oral antibiotics which very recommended such anti-staphylococcal penicillins, macrolides, cephalosporins, amoxicillin or clavulanate (Augmentin). But for note, you have to know that the oral antibiotics have more side-effects than topical antibiotics such as nausea. It is up to you to consume the oral antibiotics or topical antibiotics.
After you read this article, maybe you are worry about getting infantigo in the nose. You do not be worry because there are some ways to prevent from getting the skin infection of infantigo. To prevent the skin infection of infantigo and its spread, you have to take a bath and wash your hand regularly because it is able to cut down on skin bacteria. Then, you do not share any personal items with someone who has impetigo. Do not forget, you have to change your bed linens, clotting and towels every day until you are able to sure that the sores are no longer contagious.