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Symptoms of Impetigo

Symptoms of Impetigo: Introduction

Symptoms of impetigo include a patch of small blisters that often first appear around the mouth and nose. These blisters eventually break open, revealing red, oozing skin. The skin weeps fluid. A yellow-brown shiny crust then forms over the skin, and the infection spreads to other areas. Itching is common and scratching the infected area and touching another part of the body can spread the infection. In infants impetigo can spread and infect the entire body.

Other symptoms that can accompany impetigo include fever and swollen glands.

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Symptoms of Impetigo

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Impetigo includes the 8 symptoms listed below:

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Impetigo: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Impetigo?

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One or more pimple-like lesion surrounded by reddened skin. Lesions fill with pus, then break down over 4-6 days and form a thick crust. Impetigo is often associated with insect bites, cuts, and other forms of trauma to the skin. Itching is common. Scratching may spread the lesions. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

Impetigo as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Impetigo, it is also important to consider Impetigo as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Impetigo may cause:

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Impetigo: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Impetigo: 1-3 days

Incubation period for Impetigo: The incubation period is 1-3 days. (Source: excerpt from Group A Streptococcal Infections, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID)

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Impetigo. This signs and symptoms information for Impetigo has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Impetigo signs or Impetigo symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Impetigo may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Impetigo symptoms.


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