Hello, I have impetigo again - the third time this year

Patient : Hello, 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.
Symptoms:  Red, itchy skin; pustules
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Can I use my inhaler tonight , I just took a 20 mg prednisone. Having trouble coughing and can't cough any thing out ...

Q: If dormant can hpv be spread through French kissing and oral sex? I tested positive two years ago but have since tes...

Q: Good Morning. Last month i had colonoscopy and upper endoscopy by my GI doctor. Colonoscopy showed 6 begnin polyp...

Q: I have this horrible taste in my mouth 24/7. Everything I eat or drink tastes awful. When I awake in the morning I h...

Q: When sitting I have groin pain mostly on right side but can be both. Pain in the buttock a little . Pain can be in th...


Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon