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Last Updated: 18th Jun 2024

Is it possible to get strep from impetigo

Impetigo refers to a skin infection that is caused by bacteria. It is most commonly caused by staphylococcal bacteria (staph), but it could also be caused streptococcal or strep bacteria. Impetigo is transmitted by nasal discharge or sores from infected persons. Impetigo can be treated with antibiotics.



Is strep throat a cause of impetigo?

Impetigo can be contagious and spread easily from one person to the next. It is usually caused by either Staphylococcus aureus (or Streptococcus pseudogenes, also known as group A streptococcus), which can also cause strep throat.

Also, where is strep found in the body? Strep is usually found on the throat and skin of 10% to 1% of children. Sometimes, however, the bacteria can make it through the body's normal defenses and get into the bloodstream or other tissues.

Similar questions are asked: "Why do I get impetigo at the same time?"

Impetigo can return (recurs). However, there are some cases where it recurs. This could be because the bacteria responsible for the infection may sometimes live in the nose (or 'colonise'). These bacteria can be removed by applying an antibiotic cream to the area around the nose.

How does impetigo begin?

Impetigo begins with red sores, blisters, or blisters. They burst quickly and leave behind crusty, golden-brown spots. They can look a little like cornflakes sticking to your skin.