Infantigo Causes


Infantigo is a skin disease which occurs due to an infectious bacteria. In this disease, the red colored sores appear on skin. It most commonly occurs on face specially around mouth and nose. Other than face it also occurs on limbs and trunk region of the body. The red colored sores are actually blisters which are round in shape covered with skin and filled with pus or fluid. The fluid is clear transparent or sometimes have yellowish appearance due to pus formation.


These blisters give skin red color. It is a highly contagious disease. It's symptoms are clear and can be diagnosed easily. When we talk about its cause, it occurs due to an infectious bacteria named streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria. These two bacteria are highly contagious and enters in to the skin as a result of a wound. It mainly affects the dermis of skin and destroy it. Dermis is the top most layer of skin in which due to these bacteria red colored blisters are formed which are filled with fluid or pus. Blister formation on skin causes severe itching and redness.

It commonly occurs in people who live in warm and humid areas because this bacteria needs humid kind of environment to grow or multiply fast and causes infection. Warm weather plays in important role to cause this disease. Other than weather, patient needs to adopt some changes in their life style. Like they should keep their self cleaning regular because poor hygiene contributes to cause this disease. Poor cleaning conditions and poor hygiene and wetting of skin around mouth may lead to this disease. Bursting of fluid out of blisters or nasal discharge can cause this disease to other parts of body on direct contact.

Infantigo Causes

These fluid transfer causative bacteria to other parts of body and lead to appearance of symptoms of infantigo. Kids under the age of two years are widely affected by this disease and that's why it is also known as school rash. Preschool kids are the main victim. In school when kids with Infantigo touch other normal and healthy kids, transfer bacteria which start spreading on the skin of other kid. School going kids should wash their hands with an anti bacterial soap to avoid spreading of the disease. The causative bacteria may also present in the these fluid. So mother's should avoid direct contact with runny nose and use some sort of cloth to clean it.

It can also spread via changing diaper of baby and changing clothes. So mother's should avoid direct contact with all this stuff to avoid infection. All of the above mentioned causes are the most expected causes of infantigo. The basic cause is the bacterial spread I.e. streptococcus and staphylococcus bacteria. According to the root cause, the treatment include use of antibiotics only. Because antibiotics are active against infections occurring in body. Antibiotics are selected according to their spectrum of action and their duration is also decided. Antibiotics helps to treat this disease fast.
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