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
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for Impetigo includes the 8
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Article Excerpts About Symptoms of Impetigo:
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.
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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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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.