Superficial skin infection of the epidermis with Staphylococcus aureus or group A β-hemolytic streptococcus or a combination of the two, classically characterized as well-defined ery...
Mild itching and soreness 1,3
May be an infection of a minor skin injury or occur on unimpaired skin 1
May have accompanying pharyngitis 2
Starts with superficial vesicles,...
Soak affected skin in warm water for 5 to 10 min 3 times daily until cleared.
Gently remove honey-colored crusts to improve antibiotic penetration.
National Collegiate Athletic Association wrestling rules for competition:
Oral antibiotics for at least 72 hr prior to competition
No new lesions for...
Impetigo is a superficial skin infection caused by Staphylococcus or Streptococcus.
Signs include vesicles, with/without bullae, erythematous papules, and honey-colored crusts.
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