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Red blisters, crusty and clear up. Is it discoid exma or impetigo?

my 18 month old has a blistery legion about the size of a twenty cent piece that comes up red then blisters it goes crusty and clears up. but it leaves a pink scar that takes ages to disappear. then it starts all over again. a pediatrician thinks it is discoid exma or impetigo? but nothing we have read sounds like this.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing in.
The description given by you suits the diagnosis of impetigo.
You need to use a good topical antibiotic like Mupirocin over the area.
Good hygiene is key to preventing recurrence.
Please visit a qualified dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Sat, 29 Jun 2013
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