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What do I need to know about caring for someone with impetigo?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner
Caring for someone with impetigo will be time-consuming, but it is well worth the effort. Plan for frequent collecting and laundering of used clothing and linens, and a lot of hand washing. You might consider clipping your child's nails so their scratching does less damage to the blister. The goal is to maintain cleanliness and to stop the spread of infection, so keep your hand sanitizer and disinfectant spray nearby and use them often, and liberally. If an oral or topical antibiotic is prescribed, make sure the person uses it as directed.

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