Q10. What is impetigo?

A10. An extremely contagious skin rash which occurs when bacteria enter your baby’s skin via a graze or cut. There are different types of impetigo but they all appear as itchy red blisters which ooze pus if burst and spread to other areas of the body.

Once this happens, the blisters then develop a brown crusty surface which looks similar to sugar.

These blisters develop around the nose and mouth but can spread to other parts of the body such as the arms and legs. A mild case of impetigo can be dealt with at home but more severe cases will require treatment from your GP.

Find out more in our impetigo section.

FAQS Index : Guide to Baby Skin Rashes

FAQs Intro

  1. Why do babies develop skin rashes?
  2. What are the most common skin rashes in babies?
  3. What is cradle cap?
  4. What is baby acne?
  5. What is baby eczema?
  6. What is heat rash?
  7. What are hives?
  8. What is urticaria?
  9. What are milia?
  10. What is impetigo?
  11. What types of birthmarks do babies get?
  12. What causes chickenpox?
  1. What causes measles?
  2. Can babies get German measles (rubella)?
  3. What is ringworm?
  4. Can babies develop psoriasis?
  5. What is scabies?
  6. What is roseola?
  7. What are viral skin rashes?
  8. Does my baby have a wart?
  9. What is the treatment for baby skin rashes?
  10. Why is the MMR vaccine controversial?
  11. Can you prevent baby skin rashes?

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