Impetigo comes from the Latin, impetere (to assail) which means ‘attack’. This disease is often found in infants or children. What are impetigo symptoms? Characteristic of impetigo is a layer of dry skin that is golden (honey crust). Most children who suffer from this disease do not look sick, they still can even play as usual. Impetigo can be divided into 2 kinds. Bullous impetigo and non-bullous impetigo. Take your time to see the difference between the two via google image. Thus, you can recognize the shape of this disease.
How A Child Is Affected by Impetigo?
Impetigo is caused by the coccus bacteria (streph and staph). Coccus is a bacterium that thrives in tropical countries like Indonesia. These bacteria enter through scratches, incisions or scratching on the skin. Wounds are the path of coccus bacteria to breed and cause symptoms So, Is the disease contagious? Yes, this type of non-bullous impetigo is the most infectious (infectious) impetigo. This type of bullous impetigo tends to be less contagious. Avoid direct contact with patients, or patient fluids. Thus, preventing the transmission of impetigo
Is Impetigo a Severe Disease?
No. Even without treatment, but with good nutrition, impetigo will heal itself in 2 weeks. With drugs, impetigo heals within 10 days. If your child is infected with impetigo, and has gone to a pediatrician and has not recovered in 10 days, discuss it back to your doctor, maybe your doctor will need further examination such as the child’s environment to determine the cause bacteria.
Tips to Prevent This Disease
Always keep your child’s personal hygiene. Cutting your nails regularly is an easy step to reduce scratching on your child. Immediately clean the wound with antisepsis. This is the first step to prevent the entry of germs through the wound. Hope this information helps. For more information, visit www.infantigo.net.