Impetigo is a skin infection that is common in children. It is caused by bacteria that get into scrapes or insect bites. The infection is most common in the summer.
Some people think children get impetigo because they don’t wash properly. This is not true.
There may be fluid oozing out of the blisters or they may be covered with a golden yellow crust. The rash is usually around the nose, mouth or parts of the skin that are not covered by clothes.
To find out which germ is causing the infection, the doctor needs to take a sample or swab from the rash. The infection can be treated with antibiotic cream or pill.
To stop the spread of impetigo it is important to wash hands after touching the rash. Antibiotics can also stop the spread of impetigo.