Infantigo is one of the common skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes bacterial. This infection is mostly affected the skins area including face, arms, and legs. Infantigo, especially infantigo face can make someone uncomfortable as it can bother your appearance.
Anyone is able to get infantigo. However, it commonly affects the children. For the age range and the detail about this infection, you can look for infantigo wiki. The page consists of the information related to infantigo, including the signs and symptoms, the causes, the diagnosis, the prevention, the treatment, and so on.
In many cases, the infection of infantigo starts in small cuts, insect bites, or the rash. Basically, in any place where there is broken skin. Unfortunately, it can also occur on the healty skin. The one that occurs in the healthy skin is called primary infantigo.
How does infantigo spread? This infection spreads on the direct contact with the skin sore or with anything which might have touched the open sore. In rare cases, it is spread by the contact with bedding, underwear, clothes, towels, washcloths, toys, sport equipment, and so on.
As stated before, children and adults are more at risk, especially when they live in the warm and humid climate, have diabetes, have insect bites or poison ivy, have itchy infections like lice, scabies, and herpes simplex, and participate in contact sports.
Then, how to get rid of infantigo? The treatment for infantigo, including infantigo on the face, depends on how widespread or severe the blisters are. The first one is to take the antibiotics. As recommended by the Infectious Diseases Society of America, the patient can take the topical antibiotics for 5 to 7 days. It is better to choose the murpirocin or fucidic acid one. if your infection is a bit worse, then oral antibiotics are better. Those type work more fast compared to the rest.
Aside from taking antibiotics, you can also try the home treatments. Cleaning and soaking the sores is the recommended one. You can do it three to four times every day. Please be sure to wash your hand well after treating this infection. Those are not the only methods to get rid of infantigo. There are also the alternatives such as ginger, grapefruit seed extract, apple cider vinegar, turmeric, coconut oil, manuka honey, goldenseal, green tea, tea tree oil, and many more.
If no on of those methods work, please go to see a doctor as soon as possible. A doctor will decide which treatment you have to choose after the examination. Actually, it is better to see a doctor first before you are taking antibiotics or the home treatment. You can also ask anything related to this infection to the doctor.
After your infantigo treated, it is time for you to prevent the infantigo. Start it by practicing he good hygiene, keeping the fingernails short, eating well in order to boost he immune system response, and so on. Live well and hope you get the good condition.