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What are the symptoms of impetigo?:

Honey-colored scabs or crusts around the nose, chin, face and other areas that signal a bacterial infection.

Is impetigo contagious?:



Often mistaken for herpes, impetigo is actually a bacterial infection — usually staph — of the skin.

Treatment options:

Topical or oral antibiotics.

Other ways to overcome:

When there’s crusting or oozing, you’re contagious, so avoid close contact with other people, even skipping the gym until the impetigo is under control, which usually takes one to three days.

This was excerpted from “8 Common Skin Problems and How to Treat Them — Naturally”.

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