Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection that happens when staph or strep bacteria enter the skin — through a cut or scrape, for example.

It's most common among children between the ages of 2 and 6 years.

Impetigo usually isn't dangerous, but it can be itchy and ugly.

And complications — like more serious skin infections, scarring, and kidney inflammation — are possible, so it's important to treat impetigo promptly.



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    • April 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm
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