Infantigo Symptoms


Infantigo is the condition in which red colored sores appear on skin. It is a dermatological disease which has a systemic cause. It is a highly contagious disease which readily spreads on direct contact. When we talk about its symptoms, it has visible symptoms because it is a skin disease and occurs on visible parts of body. It is a bit confusing disease, because it resemble with many other diseases. The following symptoms will help a lot in differentiating infantigo disease from other diseases. Red bruising occurs on skin because of blisters appearance and scars look like wounds or we can say open wounds.


The blisters are red in color and are filled with yellowish white fluid or pus. Whenever these fluid or pus filled blisters get burst, the fluid oozes out from these blisters and spreads around the blisters. This fluid makes skin hard and yellow in color. And then it starts appearing like scabs. This fluid cause itching and redness on skin. It does not only affect mouth but it can occur on limbs, chest and around trunk as well. Around trunk, these red scars are not considered blisters because these are known as rankles. All the sores are filled with liquid. These blisters are the main reason behind redness of skin. So skin remains red and even soothing skin with ice packs does not help in reducing redness. The pus or fluid has an acidic nature which burns skin when it comes in contact with skin surface.

Infantigo Symptoms


These blisters filled with fluid, if does not burst, will turn in to severe form I.e. ulcers. Ulcers make the condition more severe. Patient used to rub these blisters all the time. And rubbing makes it worse. In some cases, when fluid does not ooze out of blisters, it starts turning yellow in color. Basically it is the crust of blisters turning yellow in color. All these symptoms differentiate it from other skin diseases. Patient should take preventive measures to avoid spreading of disease. Main preventive measures include cleaning of skin regularly. A mild soap or face wash should be used for regular face washing. Patient should avoid direct contact with others. Patient should keep their clothes separate from others and regular use of towel should be limited.

Use of water should be limited because excess water contact with blisters can make it bad and leave scars on face forever. Patient should keep themselves hydrated because increased water intake helps immune system to work well and beat infection. Other than these preventive measures, patient needs to take medications. Only medications can make these blisters dry and eliminate from skin. Special care is required for infantigo. Antibiotics are used as medicines because these blisters are formed as a result of an infection specifically bacterial infection. Antibiotics helps in producing antibodies against antigens of infection. Staphylococcus and streptococcus bacteria are the causative agents. There isn't any other treatment option for these blisters.
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