Impetigo

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What is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a prevalent skin infection characterised by the presence of red sores or blisters that typically appear on the face, hands, or other areas of the body. This condition is known for its contagious nature and can easily spread through various means, such as cuts or insect bites.

Pay close attention to signs such as:

Nasal Congestion

Persistent stuffiness or blockage in the nose.

Facial Pain

Discomfort or pressure in the face, particularly around the eyes or forehead.

Sinus Headache

A dull, throbbing ache in the head.

Post Nasal Drip

Mucus dripping down the back of the throat.

Difficulty Breathing

Impaired airflow through the nose.

Sinus Headache

A dull, throbbing ache in the head.

Symptoms of Impetigo

It’s important to identify impetigo symptoms, like skin discomfort and itching, for quick treatment and a faster recovery process.

Other impetigo symptoms include:

Red sores or blisters

Such as the common cold.

Itchy rash

Infections from bacteria like Streptococcus

Fluid-filled blisters that burst and form a yellowish crust

Reaction to allergens like pollen or dust.

Easy spread of infection through direct contact

Small growths in the nasal passages.

Swollen lymph nodes

Structural irregularities in the nose.

Compromised Immune System

Conditions leading to immune system compromise can elevate susceptibility.
Understanding the specific cause aids in devising an effective treatment plan.

Impetigo Causes

Bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes cause impetigo. These germs can get into the skin through cuts or bites, causing infection. Not keeping it clean or living in crowded places can make impetigo spread more easily.

How Can Pharmacy To My Door Help?

Our pharmacists are instrumental in facilitating impetigo treatment, offering invaluable support in the following ways:

Impetigo treatment includes:

Expert Advice

Product Recommendations

Prescription Services (when deemed necessary)

Referral Support

Preventive Measures

Dental Pain

Discomfort in the teeth, often mistaken for dental issues.

Pharmacy First can be easily accessed online by the residents of Shipston-on-Stour and surrounding areas, including Wellesbourne, Bloxham, Chipping Campden, Chipping Norton, Banbury, Warwick, Brailes, Warwickshire, Moreton-in-Marsh, Kineton, and Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

What are some effective home remedies for Sinusitis?

Sinusitis can be caused by various factors, and it’s important to identify these triggers for personalised care.

Humidification

Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.

Warm Compresses

Apply warm compresses to alleviate facial pain.

Hydration

Maintain adequate fluid intake.

Saline Nasal Irrigation

Rinse nasal passages with a saline solution.

Rest

Allow your body ample time for rest and recovery.

Wondering what will work best for you? 

Don’t hesitate – speak to our pharmacist for personalised advice on sinusitis relief!

FAQs

Yes, differentiating impetigo from other skin conditions involves considering its distinctive features. Impetigo typically presents as red sores that rupture and form honey-coloured crusts. Unlike some skin conditions, it often occurs around the nose and mouth.

Yes, differentiating impetigo from other skin conditions involves considering its distinctive features. Impetigo typically presents as red sores that rupture and form honey-coloured crusts. Unlike some skin conditions, it often occurs around the nose and mouth. 

While common in kids, adults can also be affected. Our pharmacists cater to all age groups with expert advice. 

Impetigo is generally not considered a severe condition requiring immediate attention. It is a common and usually mild bacterial skin infection. However, prompt medical attention is advisable to prevent the infection from spreading and to receive appropriate treatment. 

Over-the-counter creams are generally not recommended for treating impetigo. Effective impetigo treatment typically involves prescription or over-the-counter topical antibiotics, as well as oral antibiotics in more severe cases.  

Improvement timelines vary. Our pharmacists offer guidance during consultations. Consistent application is key for optimal results.