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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04-11-2015 13:00 #1
Impetigo / school sores
04-11-2015 14:01 #2
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.
04-11-2015 16:51 #3
Do they get it often?
04-11-2015 19:13 #4
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!
04-11-2015 21:45 #5
Oh no. It's around his mouth :-(
04-11-2015 21:53 #6
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!
04-11-2015 21:53 #7
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.
04-11-2015 22:00 #8
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04-11-2015 22:04 #10
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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