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Answered 2011-07-14 18:18:53

Wash with soap and water (Especially after cuts and scrapes)

Oatmeal Bath (put oatmeal in cheesecloth and seal then put in water)

Aveno Moisturizer 2-4x daily

When it just affects a small area of the skin, impetigo can usually be treated with antibiotic ointment.

But if the infection has spread to other areas of the body, or the ointment isn't working, the doctor may prescribe an antibiotic pill or liquid.

Prevention: Good hygiene practices, such as regular hand washing, can help prevent impetigo. Have kids use soap and water to clean their skin and be sure they take baths or showers regularly. Pay special attention to areas of the skin that have been injured, such as cuts, scrapes, bug bites, areas of eczema, and rashes such as poison ivy. Keep these areas clean and covered.

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