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    Default Impetigo / school sores

    My son has this bacterial infection. It's around his mouth. Doc said to return to school once it clears. Could be 7 days, so next Wednesday.
    I was wondering if anyone has experienced this and how long until returned to school. Thanks.

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    A week or so sounds right. Makes it so hard when the sores are in an open area impossible to cover. I've never had to keep my kids home with impetigo because the sores have been in areas easily covered with a waterproof dressing.

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    Do they get it often?

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    We battled it for a good 8 months it's a staph infection, and the bacteria that causes it is pretty much living on everyone harmlessly all the time. For some reason it causes infections sometimes. Once we got it, was so hard to finally get rid of it for good.

    A sore would clear up then they'd get a mosquito bite (allergic) scratch it and then it would turn into another sore. Some friends I spoke to had similar experiences to us and others had it once and once only. Hopefully that's the case for you!

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    Oh no. It's around his mouth :-(

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    Try to wash towels and sheets daily. It's such a PITA, but worth it to try to stop reinfection.

    Did they prescribe bactroban cream? That stuff is brilliant!

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    I caught it last year around my mouth from dd. It was horrible! As soon as I started applying the cream I noticed it healing.
    Didnt take a week though to clear up maybe a couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by just her chameleon View Post
    Try to wash towels and sheets daily. It's such a PITA, but worth it to try to stop reinfection.

    Did they prescribe bactroban cream? That stuff is brilliant!
    No cream, just antibiotics.

    Is cream ok for 6yr old?


    Also if it reappears, does that mean more days of school and antibiotics??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BlueBirds View Post
    No cream, just antibiotics.

    Is cream ok for 6yr old?


    Also if it reappears, does that mean more days of school and antibiotics??
    Yes it is, both my kids have had it on their faces (around nostrils and mouth) and we're only given cream. Cleared up really quickly.

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    Yes definitely ok to use, I've used it on DS2 when he was 1yo.

    And yep, each new appearance will need to be treated. But fingers crossed it's just the one. Poor sweetheart they hurt a lot


 

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