Question by  BurnedHeart (13)

What can a dermatologist do for someone with impetigo?


Answer by  choctaw (361)

prescribe topical or oral antibiotics, he/she may advise washing with mild soap and water or may give you special shampoo or antibiotic ointments


Answer by  dr84bhl (2789)

Impetigo is very infectious he will prescribe a cream and maybe antibiotic. You will be told to stick to your own face cloth and towel.


Answer by  diamond10 (160)

He will most likely prescribe a topical antibiotic. The most popular one for this condition is Bactroban. This is usually applied three times a day and it works quite well.


Answer by  lynn (821)

Impetigo is caused by staph or strep infection it has to be treated with antibiotics go to a regular dr or the emergency room.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

He can give you a prescription for an antibiotic ointment called Bactroban which you should use on the area after cleansing it and removing the crusty material.

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