What is Impetigo?

Impetigo is a contagious skin infection that affects the face, neck, hands and buttocks. It is most common in children, although it can affect anyone who plays contact sports, as it is often spread through contact sports. It initially appears as blisters.

Types of Impetigo

Bullous Impetigo

Large blisters appear that do not usually burst. They appear clear, then cloud over. They often form crusts. There is seldom redness or pain. The skin is itchy.

Non-Bullous Impetigo

This type of impetigo begins with tiny blisters that burst and leave wet patches of red skin that weeps fluid. They then crust over. If you suspect that you or a child has impetigo, you should consult a doctor.