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Other Suggestions to Help Cure Impetigo

Other Suggestions to Help Cure Impetigo

Handwashing is important to help decrease the spread of this disease. A couple of other things to keep in mind include:
 
  • Use medicine as directed and finish your prescription, even if the infection has improved. Stopping the treatment too early or skipping a dose can cause the bacteria to become resistant to the medication, which could allow the infection to spread and could require longer treatment.
     
  • Contact your healthcare provider if the infection does not improve within a few days after starting treatment.
     
  • It is possible for impetigo to return after appearing to have healed. To help prevent this, follow your healthcare provider's directions while you have the infection, and follow impetigo prevention guidelines after the infection is gone.
     
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