How To Deal With Nonbulous Impetigo In Children?
Hello .. Doctor, for the past few days my son had a sore on his nose, then he became a watery blister. When the water comes out it becomes a yellow crust. After reading earlier on the website HealthReplies.com, it is stated that it is non-bulose impetifo and it is stated that it can heal by itself 1-3 weeks. So, how do you handle it at home so that the healing process is faster? What topical antibiotics should be applied to? Thank you
Hello Sri Asih, Thank you for the question.
Impetigo is a bacterial infection that occurs on the skin that is transmitted through direct contact or through intermediates. This bacterial infection causes the appearance of open sores or fluid-filled blisters on the skin which then leave a yellow or brown crust. Impetigo is divided into two, namely bullous impetigo (in the form of fluid-filled blisters which then break off and cause a yellow-brown crust) or non-bulous impetigo (in the form of patches on the skin that can turn into blisters and then leave a yellow crust). Nonbulous impetigo is more contagious than bullous impetigo. Symptoms can improve within 1-3 weeks without treatment but the use of antibiotics in the form of topical antibiotics or tablets is still needed to prevent these bacteria from causing other infections in the body such as glomerulonephritis.
The use of this antibiotic must be on the advice of a doctor. We recommend that you check with the doctor first to confirm the condition of your child because without a doctor's examination it is impossible to find the cause. The doctor will determine the next treatment based on the results of the examination.
In the meantime, prevent your child from contacting his friends. If these fluid-filled blisters break, clean them immediately with clean damp gauze. Advise your child not to touch the wound and keep his hands clean.
I hope this helps.