What is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection.  It causes red sores that can break open, ooze fluid and develop a yellow-brown crust. These sores can occur anywhere on the body.

It is one of the most common skin infections in children.  It is VERY contagious and can be spread through close contact or by sharing towels , sheets, clothing, toys, or other items.  Scratching can also spread the sores to other parts of the body.  


A doctor can easily diagnosis impetigo and treat it with a topical antibiotic or if more advanced, an oral antibiotic.
Please advise the Health office if your child gets infected.