Friday, June 1, 2007

Infantigo Symptoms and Treatments

Infantigo is a skin rash very common to children between 2 to 6 years old. Another term used to describe infantigo is impetigo. Can infantigo affect people of other ages? Yes, but it is very rare. Skin infections and rashes are often caused by different streptococci strains than the strains that are associated with strep throat. Infantigo can also be caused by a staphylococcus infection.

Is infantigo contagious? If so, how is it transmitted? Infantigo is spread by direct contact with lesions or possibly with nasal carriers. The incubation period of infantigo is one to three days, depending on many factors. What are the symptoms of a child having contracted infantigo? First, pimple-like lesions surrounded by reddened skin will form. These lesions will fill with pus, and then break down over four to six days, forming a thick crust. Because of the associated itchy rash, infantigo can be associated with bites from insects, and also minor cuts and rashes. It is common for the infantigo rash to itch. Note that scratching the infection may spread the lesions.

If you child is diagnosed with infantigo, the pediatrician will most likely prescribe topical or oral antibiotic. There are also skin creams you can purchase over the counter at the local pharmacy which will ease the discomfort of the itchy skin caused by infantigo. There are also some home remedies you can use for infantigo which include lots of fluids, especially hot herbal teas. You may also choose to get some skin cream as suggested earlier. You may also want to try herbs to help ease the itch, which is called poultice of herbs.

45 Comments:

At August 20, 2007 at 2:03 PM , Blogger crickett said...

Just to let you know--The word is impetigo, not infantigo.

 
At June 14, 2008 at 1:40 PM , Blogger freedert said...

Okay, Riddle me this. If Infantigo is a rare occurrance outside of the specified age group, how come I've gotten it practically once a year, every year? I went one year without getting it. I went to the beach about a week ago, and my sunburn on my nose developed into infantigo. Why am I constantly getting it? Wouldn't my body have built up some semblance of an immunity to it by now? I've been getting it since I was really young, too. It doesn't make any sense.

 
At June 14, 2008 at 6:45 PM , Blogger freedert said...

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At January 18, 2009 at 5:43 PM , Blogger picsnmomma said...

when my neice went to the hospital the called it infantigo even the info sheet they sent home said infantigo and alot of sites say it is called both

 
At January 21, 2010 at 6:37 AM , Blogger herby_shaun73 said...

ihave it rite now and its not itchy or anything u retards


:)

 
At August 17, 2010 at 9:53 PM , Blogger Warde said...

Infantigo surface consists of small vesicles, which eventually form pustules and develop a yellowish crust. A halo of erythema often surrounds the lesions.Infantigo occurs most frequently on exposed surfaces, such as the limbs and face, where minor trauma, contact dermatitis, insect bites, abrasions, or may have occurred.

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At June 11, 2011 at 3:41 AM , Blogger trivium64 said...

I have it right now and it does itch!!

 
At February 13, 2012 at 2:07 PM , Blogger Anonymous said...

yes i am with freedert i get it any time my face gets hurt. which is a lot because i am a cluts. I am always falling on my face. And i always had it as a kid. The doctor told me once you have it you always have it. And i believe her because I am telling you if anything happens to my face i know what i am in for.

 
At February 13, 2012 at 2:10 PM , Blogger Anonymous said...

yes i am with freedert i get it any time my face gets hurt. which is a lot because i am a cluts. I am always falling on my face. And i always had it as a kid. The doctor told me once you have it you always have it. And i believe her because I am telling you if anything happens to my face i know what i am in for.

 
At May 1, 2012 at 3:24 PM , Blogger Sara said...

I have it all over my face in in both of my eyes. My entire face is swollen and my eyes pussed over. I look like night of the living dead and cannot leave my home. I want to scratch my face off because of the itch but the burn makes me want to scream. I am in serious agony. I used a needle to pop a stye on my eye lid and wa la. I now am feeling the pain of that one little eye stye! I want this to end! The doctors have given me a topical, an antibiotic, a tetanus shot and a shot in the butt!

 
At August 20, 2012 at 1:30 PM , Blogger Rebecca 2222 said...

My 4 year old son was just diagnosed with this and I guess is taking it like a trooper! He said it don't hurt or itch. I guess everyone handles things differently.

 
At August 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM , Blogger Rebecca 2222 said...

My 4 year old son was just diagnosed with this and I guess is taking it like a trooper! He said it don't hurt or itch. I guess everyone handles things differently.

 
At September 15, 2012 at 12:10 PM , Blogger Misty Haithcock said...

I think my son has it on his foot. He has a blister on his right one with little bumps around it. He says it itches. I had him to the hospital about a month ago due to some yellowish thick crust on top of his left foot. They said it was from poison oak, ivy, sumak, and gave him some hydrosortisone cream. NOw it is on both feet, but the right one is worse

 
At September 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM , Blogger freedert said...

My doctor gives me mupirocin for my breakouts. It always works. Apply it everyday pretty much whenever it looks dry. Ask your doctor about it.

 
At October 3, 2012 at 12:41 PM , Blogger Aaron Shaw said...

I only get it when an animals licks me and only on my face . I have had for as long as can remember I'm 34 now. I'm just scared that I'll give it to my kids

 
At January 20, 2013 at 7:54 PM , Blogger joan abbott said...

how about a picture? I have beens scratching my head for 3 weeks now.

 
At January 20, 2013 at 7:54 PM , Blogger joan abbott said...

how about a picture? I have beens scratching my head for 3 weeks now.

 
At February 22, 2013 at 10:11 PM , Blogger sweets said...

My boyfriend is 53 and has had it his whole life, they say its not airborne, yet if he is in a room that someone has it he gets it within 24 hours?

 
At February 22, 2013 at 10:12 PM , Blogger sweets said...

My boyfriend is 53 and has had it his whole life, they say its not airborne, yet if he is in a room that someone has it he gets it within 24 hours?

 
At March 3, 2013 at 7:04 AM , Blogger Nikki Mcnaughton said...

Is it caused by dirt???

 
At March 3, 2013 at 7:08 AM , Blogger Nikki Mcnaughton said...

Is it caused by dirt???

 
At March 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Amber Plank said...

The word retard is very offensive may you never have a child that has disabilities since you're too ignorant 2 show real sympathy

 
At March 4, 2013 at 9:44 AM , Blogger Amber Plank said...

The word retard is very offensive may you never have a child that has disabilities since you're too ignorant 2 show real sympathy

 
At June 2, 2013 at 10:47 AM , Blogger Aaron Clark said...

Your probably getting bad cold sores

 
At June 23, 2013 at 9:49 PM , Blogger ashanti vaughn said...

its say u.can get it by minor cuts,rashes,etc. Seems to me Sir you still have it in your system if you get any cuts and dont treat it in correctly you can get on the outer layer of your skin.

 
At July 10, 2013 at 10:20 AM , Blogger Brenda Pope said...

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At July 23, 2013 at 9:40 AM , Blogger Sarah Hammond said...

My son is two he has it. will he have it forever?? Will he always break out???

 
At July 29, 2013 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Ashtin Jacques said...

I have infantigo. Very itchy and very contagious/ spreadable.
Doctors give antibiotics for it.
If you notice the cornerof your lip is tingling and just not feeling normal. Go in right away!
Try to catch the infection at an ealry stage.
If you don't, trust me!
It is so miserable to deal with.

 
At July 29, 2013 at 5:59 AM , Blogger Ashtin Jacques said...

Some people are different. It is a bacterial infection that can trigger at anytime. He may only have it this once and never again or, he could get it more often.
It is not a virrus ,therefore, the infection will not be with him anymore once it is gone.
Try to catch it in an early stage. It is very miserable to deal with.
It can be normal for him to ache and have head aches with it.
Go to a doctor and get an antibiotic. It is severly contagious! And spreads very fast.
After he is on an antibiotic for 24 hours he will not be contagious.

 
At August 23, 2013 at 2:17 PM , Blogger Taylor Anderson said...

My daughter got it and the doctor said it was infintigo so I'm sure It is lol

 
At August 23, 2013 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Taylor Anderson said...

My daughter got it and the doctor said it was infintigo so I'm sure It is lol

 
At August 23, 2013 at 2:18 PM , Blogger Taylor Anderson said...

My daughter got it and the doctor said it was infintigo so I'm sure It is lol

 
At September 7, 2013 at 5:48 PM , Blogger Isabella Garza said...

ok so i have infantigo and can it be spread by contact from little brother and sister. how do i get rid of it

 
At September 13, 2013 at 8:45 AM , Blogger david sikes said...

Infantigo is a strain of strep, so yes its possible to be a c carrrier all your life, isabella go to a doctor. And ask for mupirocin cream or ointment prescription, mupirocin is a clynical glycol ointment developed and. Manufactored in. ISrael, thank god for those jews and their ingenuity

 
At October 3, 2013 at 7:38 PM , Blogger vivian gordon said...

So obviously it is not rare for anyone age 6 to get it, and whoever said it's not infantigo, it is both infantigo and impatego

 
At October 11, 2013 at 5:18 AM , Blogger cassandra jorgensen said...

You could also be a carrier I'm pretty sure it says some people are carriers through their nose

 
At November 13, 2013 at 7:04 PM , Blogger Randall Peterson said...

My 3yr. old has it on the back of his knee and he says it doesn't bother him at all. He never complains about it. We are using Mupirocin Ointment.

 
At November 24, 2013 at 5:32 AM , Blogger Irving Friend said...

Dumbass read the second sentence

 
At November 24, 2013 at 5:33 AM , Blogger Irving Friend said...

Doesn't anyone ever read the whole post before commenting?

 
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At March 26, 2014 at 5:43 AM , Blogger Dena Keith said...

herby,,it depends,people arnt retards,each case is different,it does itch really bad in most cases,u r lucky,if yours doesnt.don't b so apt to judge,jeez

 
At March 26, 2014 at 5:44 AM , Blogger Dena Keith said...

herby,in most cases it does itch,so ,each case is different,u r lucky if yours doesnt,people r telling their story,they arnt retards,jeez

 
At May 13, 2014 at 9:42 PM , Blogger Joshua Alford said...

Ive had since I was 5yrs old. Im 38 now. For me it mainly occurs on my legs and arms. It feels like I have a bug bite in a spot and it will itch like crazy. If I'm not careful I'll scratch it until I'm bleeding causing sores which get infected and hurt really bad until they heal. I've used phisoderm to clean it and neosporin after its clean and this has helped my whole life. The important thing is to not scratch. That is also the hardest. I wake up in my sleep scratching without knowing it

 
At May 15, 2014 at 8:59 PM , Blogger Summer Blackburn said...

Ive had it once and i was told it was caused by stress but i didnt know babies could get and beleive my 9 month old is not stressed so im just confused on wat caused it in my son

 
At May 15, 2014 at 9:00 PM , Blogger Summer Blackburn said...

Ive had it once and i was told it was caused by stress but i didnt know babies could get and beleive my 9 month old is not stressed so im just confused on wat caused it in my son

 

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