Impetigo is a superficial bacterial skin infection caused by staph or strep that most frequently affects children 2 through 5 years old.
This skin condition usually occurs on their face, legs and arms. In general, impetigo is a mild infection that can appear anywhere on the body and is more common in areas with hot, humid summers and mild winters.
Common symptoms include:
Impetigo is a skin infection caused by one or both of the following bacteria:
Our impetigo treatment typically includes topical antibiotics applied directly to the child’s skin or oral antibiotics if the child’s impetigo covers a larger area of their body and/or multiple body parts.