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A bacterial infection of the skin often around the nose and mouth but can spread.

A bacterial infection of the skin

Most typically affecting the faces of children and spread for example in the playground by direct person to person contact.

Children with impetigo are contagious to other children.

The skin condition is usually crusted and requires specialist treatment, because of it being contagious and very easily treatable, early expert intervention and rapid consultation are advised. You can get your consultation here.

by Dr John Ashworth

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