Posted by: Lee | 2009-02-27


Hi Doc
My 4 yr old son has got impetigo,on his arms and legs this is the second time around in 2 months. We got it cleared in 3 weeks, but now he had mozzie bites and exama and scraced it and it spread like wild fire. We did see the doctor and he treated him with Co-amoxyclav antibiotics and maxoderm cream. I phoned him to tell him about the second break out and he prescribed a follow up of the same meds. Are we on the right track or should i see someone else? Just want to get it right asap. Anything else to add to the bactraban.
Regards Lee

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Dear Lee

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Impetigo should be treated with oral anti-biotics and topical ointment. Therefore, I recommend that you give the second course of anti-biotics a chance and re-evaluate the situation.


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