Impetigo is a skin infection that's very contagious but not usually serious. It often gets better in 7 to 10 days if you get treatment. Anyone can get it, but it's very common in young children.
Impetigo starts with red sores or blisters, but the redness may be harder to see in brown and black skin.
The sores or blisters quickly burst and leave crusty, golden-brown patches.
The patches can:
· Look a bit like cornflakes stuck to your skin.
· Get bigger.
· Spread to other parts of your body.
· Be itchy.
· Sometimes be painful.
Treatment for impetigo from a prescribing pharmacist/GP
A prescribing pharmacist/GP will check it's not something more serious, like cellulitis.
If it's impetigo, they can prescribe hydrogen peroxide cream to speed up your recovery, or antibiotic cream or tablets if it's very bad.
Upon booking an appointment you are required to fill out the form which will be included in the confirmation email (in the form of a link).
This appointment does not guarantee you will be prescribed medication, this is dependent on the pharmacists opinion as to the whether it is suitable.