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I am 62 yrs old and I woke up today with Impetigo. I do babysit for 3 children ages 11,8 & 7.

By January 21, 2011 - 7:35pm
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Hi Joanne- Thanks for coming back and sharing the rest of your story. I hope you're feeling better now, and agree with you that it would be nice if it's just a one time deal. Pat

January 25, 2011 - 6:56pm
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Hi Schwartz1968,
I am not certain if you are asking a question from your statement. Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial skin infection most common among pre-school children. Yes, adults can also obtain the infection from children as well.

Treatment for the condition is prescribed through your physician and is commonly treated with ointment as well as directions to keep the area clean and dry.

I hope this information helps. If you have a particular question, please respond to this post and we can certainly try to assist you.

January 22, 2011 - 10:31am
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Hi Missie,
This was my first time on this site and I really want you to know how nice it was of you to respond. I am a Registered Nurse and had just found this
site -and my impitigo so I thought I would ask a question. I did go to the doctor as well as ask my dearest friend (an doctor as well). I was given a topical antibiotic and used it faithfully. I was really surprised how sick I became and was sleeping almost all day on Sat. My doctor friend also said
that it is a Staph inf. as well. Unfortunaltly I have not been around kids.
I just hope this is a one time deal.
Thanks for responding, Joanne

January 25, 2011 - 6:34pm
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