My Ds has had impetigo for a little over a week. He passed it on to his cousin and my DH. We've been using antibiotic cream 3 times a day, covering it with bandaids and I've been washing and disinfecting like a maniac everyday. My DH's have healed, and I thought my Ds's had just about healed too, until I noticed 3 small red spots after bath time tonight. It's never-ending! To make matters worse I have an 8 week old baby and have just noticed 3 tiny pimple looking things on my face. I'm absolutely freaking out because I don't want bub to catch it and I am feeling overwhelmed with all the cleaning. I feel like everything I touch needs to be disinfected, it's starting to trigger my anxiety now. It certainly doesn't help that I googled impetigo newborn and found out it's really dangerous for them to catch it. If he catches it, surely he's too young for the antibiotic cream? I'm so stressed right now.
Is there anything I can do to make it heal quicker? I'll be going to the doctors tomorrow. Will it ever go away?! It's a nightmare!
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13-11-2015 22:06 #1
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14-11-2015 08:23 #2
14-11-2015 09:39 #3
Hi Koarlo, what a stressful situation for you. It will go away, but your DS may need oral antibiotics to get rid of it. I'm sure that will be the Dr's next step. Another thing to do is to give your DS probiotics, to try to crowd the bad bacteria out of his system and make sure he has enough good bacteria, especially if dr does give him oral antibiotics. Did the dr talk about using the antibiotic cream in your DS's nose? Some people carry the bacteria there so need to use it there too. It is worth checking if the dr didn't mention it previously. With your newborn, make sure everyone touching baby is thoroughly washing their hands first! Best thing to try to prevent spreading. And make sure you have dedicated wraps you always put between baby and any surface someone else may have touched, just until the house is clear of infection. Good luck! Sounds like the last thing you need with a beautiful new baby.
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