Bullous Impetigo is a contagious superficial infection of the skin with staphylococci. It has small vesicles or pustules that may develop into thin-walled bullae which rupture easily. The resulting erosive lesions may be covered by a yellow crust. The face, trunk and extremities of infants and children are mainly affected when there is Bullous Impetigo.
Bullous Impetigo is also known as Impetigo Contagiosa Staphylogenes. The UMLS for Bullous impetigo are Impetigo bullosa, Impetigo bullous, Impetigo contagiosa bullosa, Impetigo neonatorum, Pemphigus neonatorum, Pemphigus and neonatorum.
bullous impetigo treatment
Impetigo will soon get better in 2–3 weeks without treatment. Usually treatment with antibiotic is recommended to prevent bullous impetigo to spread. There is no vaccine to avoid getting bullous impetigo. Good hygiene is important in reducing the risk of bullous impetigo spreading. People with bullous impetigo need to use clean cloths and towels and should not share personal items like towels, clothing and razors. You should keep fingernails short and need to clean minor cuts immediately. Avoid touching and scratching bullous impetigo affected areas. Hand washing with soap and warm water is important. Bullous impetigo is infectious, so children should stay away from school or nursery until all the sores have crusted over or for 48 hours after starting antibiotic treatment.