Infantigo Infection


Infantigo is a dermatological disease which occurs due to an infection. In this disease, blisters or scars occur on the surface of skin. These scars or blisters are red in color. It commonly occurs in children below 2 years of age. It occurs as a result of invasion of bacteria in systemic circulation. Whenever there is a wound or cut, the bacteria find their way inside the body and causes infection. Redness and itching around the red scars are the primary symptoms of infection. It is also known as school rash because it occurs in preschool children. It is a highly contagious disease which spread readily within a day.


The blisters of infantigo contains fluid or pus in them. When the fluid oozes out of these blisters, it spreads on skin and causes irritation. Due to excessive rubbing, the skin becomes red. It occurs due to a bacterial infection. Bacteria involved in this infection are streptococcus and staphylococcus species of bacteria. These bacteria need hot and humid place for growth and spread infection. People living in warm and humid places are more prone to this infection. Because these bacterial species readily grow in favorable temperature.

Infantigo Infection

Infection may spread all over the body but it mainly occurs on face. Specially around mouth and nose. Other than face it occurs on trunk and abdominal region and on thighs. It can also occur at neck region. It spreads readily on the body if precautions are not followed. This bacterial infection is not easy to eradicate because of its high contagious profile. It does not only spread through direct contact but it can also spread indirectly. Like a small insect can spread it easily. Use of patient's towel by a healthy person can make him infected. It commonly spreads through children because mother's do not use much precautions while touching their child and changing their clothes. It is a visible disease and does not need diagnostic tests.

But it's diagnosis is necessary because it's symptoms resemble with symptoms of many other skin diseases. It is a bacterial infection so it's treatment include clearing of causative bacterial species from systemic circulation. Antibiotics treatment is the best choice of treatment for infantigo. Antibiotics helps in killing causative bacterial species inside systemic circulation. Antibiotics are available in the form of two different dosage forms. It is available in the form of pills and ointments. Pills help to kill bacterial species inside blood stream and clears the whole body. Antibiotic pills have a course of treatment consist of at least 7 days.

Ointment is also effective because it's active ingredient have the capacity to invade inside blisters and kills bacteria present inside the fluid. Other than these antibiotics, some home remedies also helps to kill bacteria and provide soothing effect to skin. These helps to reduce itching and redness from skin surface. Some pain killers help to reduce pain. Common home remedies include use of natural honey, garlic cloves, tea tree oil and coconut oil. The tea tree oil home remedy is the most effective home remedy.
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