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Impetigo. • highly contagious disease • mainly affects young children and infants • red sores with yellow oozing fluid. Symptoms and Causes. Typically caused by the bacterium staphylococcus aureus Bacteria enters the skin through a cut or mosquito bite

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highly contagious disease

• mainly affects young children and infants

• red sores with yellow oozing fluid


Symptoms and causes
Symptoms and Causes

  • Typically caused by the bacterium staphylococcus aureus

  • Bacteria enters the skin through a cut or mosquito bite

  • Individuals in a contact sports (football and wrestling) more likely to contract disease

  • Red sores that ooze a yellow fluid and form a yellow brown crust.

  • Itching


Treatment
Treatment

  • Hygenic- wash the infected area. Allow body to heal itself

  • Topical- a prescribed ointment

  • Oral Antibiotics- prescribed drugs taken orally