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Suggest treatment for impetigo

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Posted on Tue, 27 May 2014
Question: My daughter is having wound like pempal below the lips..
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Kishore Kaltari (18 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Mupirocin ointment will be helpful

Detailed Answer:
Namasthe
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Dear XXXX

Thanks for providing the photograph, it really helps.
If there is no history of previous trauma , it's likely impetigo which is bacterial infection of the skin usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

I would advise the following which will definitely help
1. Scab removal : There is small amount of dry secretion which has to be removed. Bring water to boil in a small bowl, bring it to cool so that it's lukewarm. Add 1/2 spoon of dettol. Soap gauge piece (easily available in medical store, do not use cotton as the fibre will get embedded in the wound). With the gauge piece soaked in warm dettol scrub the would gently with it removing the crust. After that dry the wound with dry gauge.
2. After application of above of apply T Bact (Mupirocin) ointment over it and over it sprinkle Neosporin powder. Do it thrice a day
3. Syrup Accuclav 25 mg / kilogram body weight per dose twice a day for 5 days.

I am sure the wound will heal.

Also kindly let me know how long has the wound been present.

Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you.


Take care
Best Regards
Dr Deepak Kishore
MBBS, MS, MCH
Consultant Pediatric Surgeon
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Brief Answer: Mupirocin ointment will be helpful Detailed Answer: Namasthe Welcome to Healthcare-Magic Greetings of the day Dear XXXX Thanks for providing the photograph, it really helps. If there is no history of previous trauma , it's likely impetigo which is bacterial infection of the skin usually caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. I would advise the following which will definitely help 1. Scab removal : There is small amount of dry secretion which has to be removed. Bring water to boil in a small bowl, bring it to cool so that it's lukewarm. Add 1/2 spoon of dettol. Soap gauge piece (easily available in medical store, do not use cotton as the fibre will get embedded in the wound). With the gauge piece soaked in warm dettol scrub the would gently with it removing the crust. After that dry the wound with dry gauge. 2. After application of above of apply T Bact (Mupirocin) ointment over it and over it sprinkle Neosporin powder. Do it thrice a day 3. Syrup Accuclav 25 mg / kilogram body weight per dose twice a day for 5 days. I am sure the wound will heal. Also kindly let me know how long has the wound been present. Do get back to me if you need any further assistance, will be glad to assist you. Take care Best Regards Dr Deepak Kishore MBBS, MS, MCH Consultant Pediatric Surgeon