View Full Version : Imetego? Is it s form of shingles?
05-25-2007, 02:08 PM
My son has had two bouts of impetego on the same butt cheek in the exact same spot. I was thinking it never really healed up the first time and that it's just reoccured because he scratched it so much. So is it a form of the herpes virus? Or shingles? Thanks in advance for the replies. :D
Do you mean Impetigo?
If you do, it's a contagious bacterial infection. Caused by either Staph or Strep. Commonly called 'school sores'.
How long is a person considered infectious?
A person with impetigo is probably no longer infectious after 24 hours of adequate antibiotic treatment. Without treatment, a person may be infectious for several weeks.
05-25-2007, 03:55 PM
Yup that was what I meant Lara, thanks for the info! :D
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