Yes,your daughter has 'impetigo'. This is a bacterial infection in your daughter's eczema rash. Impetigo is caused by either 'strep' or 'staph' bacteria and an antibiotic is needed to cure this infection. It is very contagious and can spread to other children at school even if they do not have eczema. Your daughter must be treated with an antibiotic called Erythromycin for 5 days as well as having Bactroban ointment applied to the sores until they are healed. It would be a good idea for her not to go to school until her sores start to heal as she is very infectious to other children now.
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