Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection that commonly affects babies and young athletes, and is rare in adults. Impetigo is a bacterial infection, and can be treated with antibiotics. Staphylococcus aureus is the bacteria that is responsible for the rashes on the skin. Although prevention is not always possible, if you educate yourself about impetigo, you will be better able to manage your baby´s infections.
When impetigo affects babies
What is Impetigo?
Impetigo is an extremely contagious bacterial infection that is common in preschoolers. The reasons are unknown, but this condition is very uncommon in adults. Staphylococcus aureus is the bacteria that is responsible for causing impetigo...