Impetigo pictures - What does impetigo look like?
Looking for impetigo pictures? Not sure what that the crusty rash is on your baby's face?
If your baby has redness and blisters around the nose and mouth with wet yellow crusts, it is likely he or she has an impetigo rash or school sores.
On this page we collected some photos for you of the different types of impetigo. The sooner impetigo is diagnosed the better, so you can take appropriate measures to avoid spreading of this contagious infection.
Pictures of non bullous impetigo
Non bullous impetigo can affect people of all ages, but is mostly seen in young children between 2 and 5. It is easily spread to other body parts through scratching the infected area, but also between children in day centers.
Have a look at these impetigo photos of non bullous impetigo also known as impetigo contagiosa or infantigo.
Bullous impetigo pictures
The following images are from Dermatlas.com. Photos of bullous impetigo that are caused by a staphylococcal infection. The Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria produces a toxin that separates the top and lower layer of the skin.
This causes large blisters known as bullea to appear on the skin. When these bullea break and scab over they will form the so typical honey colored crust.
The first reaction of most parents when their child all of a sudden develops a rash is to have a look online to find answers and reassurance.
Though you should be careful because an impetigo rash can easily be confused with the following skin conditions:
- Atopic dermatitis or eczema
- Contact dermatitis
- Herpes simplex virus
Visit your doctor to let him make the diagnose and decide on the correct treatment for your baby. By using the wrong medication you will risk making this condition a lot worse.