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Patch on wrist. What is it?

my grandson has a small patch on his wrist that is shaped like a honeycomb..we just noticed it today.. it dosent itch or just appeared in the shape of a honeycomb??? I am looking for answers online. It seems as though other people have had this but there dosen t seem to be a answer as to what it is.. Please help if you can.
Asked On : Sun, 24 Mar 2013
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Seems like your grandson has developed Impetigo contagiosa
Impetigo is a bacterial skin infection. It is caused by Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus. It's generally seen in children, although it can occur in adults.
The typical "honeycomb" is usually seen, which is a yellow, sticky type of crusting, which is its cardinal symptom. It can be painful, though one doesn't usually have a fever.
This type of skin infection can affect any part of the body, including the face. It is considered to be highly contagious and spreads by scratching from one bodypart to another. It is an infection of the top layers of skin. In kindergardens or among siblings it may spread from person to person
Impetigo can be treated with oral or topical administration of antibiotics( like topical mupitocin cream). It may even sometimes resolve spontanously without treatment.

Hope it helps

Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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