Impetigo is a contagious infection usually caused by bacteria, impetigo causes red sores or blisters that can break open, ooze, and develop a yellow-brown crust.

 

Sores can occur anywhere on the body but usually appear around the mouth and nose.

 

Impetigo can be spread to others through close contact or by sharing items like towels and toys.

 

Scratching can also spread it to other parts of the body.

 

A prescription antibiotic cream is usually needed, ask your Burkes Pharmacist to advise you.