Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology is your premiere center for comprehensive medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic care. Our expert medical professionals are proud to offer evidence-based treatment plans tailored to each of our patients' individual needs. Based in the heart of Scottsdale, it is our pleasure to care for patients from Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and surrounding communities in the Valley of the Sun.
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What is Impetigo?
Impetigo is a common and contagious skin infection that typically affects the outer layers of skin on the face, arms, and legs. Impetigo usually manifests in the form of reddish sores that quickly grow, ooze, and crust over with a honey-colored scab. If you believe you or your child has impetigo, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our expert dermatology providers at your earliest convenience.
What Causes Impetigo?
Impetigo is a common skin infection typically caused by strains of staphylococcus (staph) or streptococcus (strep) bacteria. Bacteria is introduced into the body through a small cut or bug bite and causes sores and blisters on the surface of the skin. While anyone can contract impetigo, patients who are at a higher risk of developing an infection live in warm, humid environments, have a weakened immune system, have skin conditions that cause scrapes and scratches, or already have other chronic skin conditions.
What Impetigo Treatments are Available at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology?
Factors such as age, location, severity, and previous therapy may guide treatment decisions. The expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology will help you choose which treatments are best for impetigo as well as review the risks and benefits. Options include:
- Oral and topical prescription medications
- Laboratory testing
- Skin biopsy if needed
Am I a Good Candidate for Impetigo Treatments?
If you have open sores and blisters that are covered in honey-colored, crusted scabs and/or believe you have impetigo, we encourage you to to schedule an appointment with one of the expert dermatology providers at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology to discuss your unique concerns.
The expert medical professionals at Scottsdale Skin Boutique & Dermatology are proud to offer comprehensive, personalized treatments for a variety of medical, surgical, and aesthetic dermatologic concerns. Please contact us to schedule your appointment today at 480-998-1400. We look forward to demonstrating our commitment to your care.