Hello, I have impetigo again - the third time this year
I have impetigo again - the third time this year.
I first had it around April 2013 and it was severe - all over my face with a large patch on my neck that took 3-4 weeks on oral antibiotics to heal. I also had conjunctivitis at the same time.
I still have a scar from it and in October 2014 it came back upon the scar tissue. I took a treatment of Fucidin cream and it went away, but it came back again in April 2015. Again, I used the cream and it went away.
It is now back again, albeit small and I am using the cream - but I am wondering whether it is possible it is something else or there is an underlying cause that makes it come back so frequently.
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