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What is Impetigo

What is Impetigo? Bacterial infection in our skin is called impetigo. However there are many types of bacterial infection which can occur in our skin and this is one of them.

Three to six years age children are affected by these mostly. It looks like a normal pimple or rashes red in color filled with pus later then breaks with the crusty yellowish pus on the areas viz nose and mouth. These blisters are very large and may take time to break or open.

These are mainly classified into three types in accordance with the different symptoms. These are non-bullous impetigo, bullous impetigo and Ecthyma. This occurs due to the famous bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus. Bacteria can only enter or penetrate in our skin due to the break in the skin.

Impetigo can have non bullous impetigo, bullous impetigo and Ecthyma with psoriasis, hives and eczema in each respectively. Our protein biding is destroyed due to these bacteria but is the later stage when it is mild and cured it is not dangerous to anybody but when it continues then it can also become life threatening. Thus one should take care if he or she gets wounds, proper trimming and cutting of nails are required and many more.

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