Quick Remedies to Stop Impetigo
Due to the highly contagious aspect of Impetigo, it’s in the best interest of the sufferer to get rid of Impetigo as quickly as possible. However, since there are differing strengths of the disease, a “cure” will depend on how severe the Impetigo is. Impetigo is caused by both the staphylococcus and streptococcus bacterias.
There are two different “types” of Impetigo, one that creates non-bullous sores and one that creates just bullous. In both cases, the sores turn into blister-like lesions which after bursting will crust over. If you’re unsure which version you, or someone you know, has then it’s best to pay a visit to your dermatologist or pediatrician if it’s your child that has Impetigo.
In order to stop Impetigo in its tracks, you must start treating the sores as soon as possible. Due to its contagious nature, it could spread to other parts of the body, or to other people, very quickly. So, time is of the essence. Maintaining good hygiene and applying antibacterial cream is the best place to start. Speak to your doctor or GP and see if they can offer any safe, or even herbal, creams or ointments.
It really just depends on if you have bullous or non-bullous Impetigo as well as how far advanced it is. If you have an advanced stage Impetigo then you may need to ask your doctor to prescribe an oral antibiotic. If you can contain the sores to only a few small areas of the body and prevent it from spreading, then you have a great opportunity to stop Impetigo in its tracks and for good!