Impetigo, a contagious skin infection that usually produces blisters or sores on the face, neck, hands, and diaper area, is one of the most common skin infections among children. It also occurs in adults. Impetigo is contagious and can be spread from one person to another through close contact or by sharing towels, sheets, clothing, toys, or other items. Scratching can also spread the sores to other parts of the body.
Impetigo is caused by one of two types of bacteria - strep (streptococcus) or staph (staphylococcus). Often these bacteria enter the body when the skin has already been irritated or injured due to other skin problems such as eczema, poison ivy, insect bites, chickenpox, burns, or cuts. Children may develop impetigo after having a cold or allergies that have caused the skin under the nose to become raw. However, impetigo can also develop in completely healthy skin.
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